Gravitational Waves and Black Holes: an Introduction to General Relativity
by J.W. van Holten
Publisher: arXiv 1997
Number of pages: 97
In these lectures general relativity is outlined as the classical field theory of gravity, emphasizing physical phenomena rather than mathematical formalism. Dynamical solutions representing traveling waves as well as stationary fields like those of black holes are discussed. Their properties are investigated by studying the geodesic structure of the corresponding space-times, as representing the motion of point-like test particles. The interaction between gravitational, electro-magnetic and scalar fields is also considered.
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by Sean M. Carroll
General relativity has a reputation of being extremely difficult. This introduction is a very pragmatic affair, intended to give you some immediate feel for the language of GR. It does not substitute for a deep understanding -- that takes more work.
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A classic of physics -- the first systematic presentation of Einstein's theory of relativity. Long one of the standard texts in the field, this excellent introduction probes deeply into Einstein's general relativity, gravitational waves and energy.
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Notes of lectures for graduate students, covering the theory of linearized gravitational waves, their sources, and the prospects at the time for detecting gravitational waves. The lectures remain of interest for pedagogical reasons.
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