New textbook: “General Relativity and its Applications: Black Holes, Compact Stars and Gravitational Waves” by V. Ferrari, L. Gualtieri, P. Pani (CRC Press, 2020)
Dear hyperspace community,
We would like to announce the new textboook:
“General Relativity and its Applications: Black Holes, Compact Stars and Gravitational Waves”
by Valeria Ferrari, Leonardo Gualtieri, Paolo Pani, published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
Details of the book are available at
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Gravitational physics is experiencing a second Golden Age and is steadily growing in diverse directions that were unforeseeable just a decade ago. In parallel to the prominent role acquired within the scientific community in the last few years, gravitational physics has also attracted an ever-growing attention from students at all levels. While historically limited to a niche audience, nowadays the teaching of General Relativity and of its phenomenological applications is (with full rights) an essential part of any course in Physics or Astronomy. This book is addressed to third-year undergraduate and especially to graduate students in Physics or Astrophysics, who want to learn the basics of General Relativity and its diverse phenomenological consequences.
This book presents some novelties with respect to standard textbooks on General Relativity. Starting from the basic pillars of the theory, it provides -in a self-contained way- the tools to understand the most
important discoveries of recent years, in particular the detection of gravitational waves; it introduces the theory of perturbations of the Schwarzschild spacetime and of quasi-normal modes; it provides a detailed description of rotating black holes and of some of the most interesting phenomena which occur in their neighborhood.
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