Eric Poisson, "A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics"

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Eric Poisson, "A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics"
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521830915 | 2004 Year | DjVu | 2,16 Mb | 250 Pages


This textbook fills a gap in the existing literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most successful and relevant applications of general relativity. Topics covered include congruences of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity.