Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity (Hardcover)

Carroll, Sean M.

  • 出版商: Cambridge
  • 出版日期: 2019-08-08
  • 售價: $1,680
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 516
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 1108488390
  • ISBN-13: 9781108488396
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Spacetime and Geometry is an introductory textbook on general relativity, specifically aimed at students. Using a lucid style, Carroll first covers the foundations of the theory and mathematical formalism, providing an approachable introduction to what can often be an intimidating subject. Three major applications of general relativity are then discussed: black holes, perturbation theory and gravitational waves, and cosmology. Students will learn the origin of how spacetime curves (the Einstein equation) and how matter moves through it (the geodesic equation). They will learn what black holes really are, how gravitational waves are generated and detected, and the modern view of the expansion of the universe. A brief introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime is also included. A student familiar with this book will be ready to tackle research-level problems in gravitational physics.




Sean Carroll is an assistant professor in the Physics Department, Enrico Fermi Institute, and Center for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago. His research ranges over a number of topics in theoretical physics, focusing on cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1993, and spent time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been awarded fellowships from the Sloan and Packard foundations, as well as the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award. For more information, see his Web site at http: // carroll


Sean Carroll是芝加哥大學物理系、恩里科·費米研究所和宇宙物理中心的助理教授。他的研究範圍涵蓋理論物理的多個主題,專注於宇宙學、場論和引力。他於1993年在哈佛大學獲得博士學位,並曾在麻省理工學院的理論物理中心和加州大學聖塔芭芭拉分校的理論物理研究所擔任博士後研究員。他曾獲得斯隆基金會和帕卡德基金會的獎學金,以及麻省理工學院研究生會教學獎。更多資訊請參閱他的網站:


1. Special relativity and flat spacetime
2. Manifolds
3. Curvature
4. Gravitation
5. The Schwarzchild solution
6. More general black holes
7. Perturbation theory and gravitational radiation
8. Cosmology
9. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime
10. Appendixes


1. 特殊相對論和平坦時空
2. 流形
3. 曲率
4. 引力
5. 史瓦西解
6. 更一般的黑洞
7. 扰動理論和引力輻射
8. 宇宙學
9. 曲率時空中的量子場論
10. 附錄