It is a work edited by Prof. Nicola Vittorio, professor at the Physics Department of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata".
This textbook equips Masters’ students studying Physics and Astronomy with thenecessary mathematical tools to understand the basics of General Relativity and its applications. It begins by reviewing classical mechanics with a more geometrically oriented language, continues with Special Relativity and, then onto a discussion on the pseudo-Riemannian space-times. Applications span from the inner and outer Schwarzschild solutions to gravitational wave, black holes, spherical relativistic hydrodynamics, and Cosmology. The goal is to limit the abstract formalization of the problems, to favor a hands-on approach with a number of exercises, without renouncing to a pedagogical derivation of the main mathematicaltools and findings.
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