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Fundamental Theories of Physics

General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics

Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague

Editors: Bičák, Jiří, Ledvinka, Tomáš (Eds.)

  • With contributions from many leading experts in the field
  • Provides a unique perspective in General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics 100 years after Einstein in Prague
  • Includes historical notes on fundamental contributions by Kepler, Mach and Einstein originated in Prague
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About this book

The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young researchers.
The occasion to gather together so many leading experts in the field was to celebrate the centenary of Einstein's stay in Prague in 1911-1912. It was in fact during his stay in Prague that Einstein started in earnest to develop his ideas about general relativity that fully developed in his paper in 1915.
Approaching soon the centenary of his famous paper, this volume offers a precious overview of the path done by the scientific community in this intriguing and vibrant field in the last century, defining the challenges of the next 100 years.
The content is divided into four broad parts: (i) Gravity and Prague, (ii) Classical General Relativity, (iii) Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, and (iv) Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics.

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“This excellently produced volume contains a collection of papers which provide a broad overview of ongoing research in general relativity and astrophysics. … I am confident that both established researchers and students will find both enjoyment and enlightement by studying its contents.” (CQG+, Classical and Quantum Gravity, cqgplus.com, September, 2015)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Kepler and Mach’s Principle

    Barbour, Julian

    Pages 3-32

  • Einstein in Prague: Relativity Then and Now

    Bičák, Jiří

    Pages 33-63

  • Observers, Observables and Measurements in General Relativity

    Bini, Donato

    Pages 67-90

  • Some Links Between General Relativity and Other Parts of Physics

    Gibbons, Gary W.

    Pages 91-110

  • The General Relativistic Two Body Problem and the Effective One Body Formalism

    Damour, Thibault

    Pages 111-145

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06349-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06348-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics
Book Subtitle
Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague
Editors
  • Jiří Bičák
  • Tomáš Ledvinka
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
177
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06349-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06349-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06348-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38034-6
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 535
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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