# Bryce DeWitt's lectures on gravitation /

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Author / Creator: | DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004. |
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Imprint: | Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2011. |

Description: | 1 online resource (xi, 287 pages) : illustrations. |

Language: | English |

Series: | Lecture notes in physics, 1616-6361 ; v. 826 Lecture notes in physics ; 826. |

Subject: | Gravitation. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory. Mathematical Methods in Physics. Differential Geometry. Physique. Astronomie. Gravitation. Electronic books. |

Format: | E-Resource Book |

URL for this record: | http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11075743 |

**Table of Contents:**

- Review of the uses of invariants in special relativity
- Accelerated motion in special relativity
- Realizations of continuous groups
- Riemannian manifolds
- The free particles. Geodesics
- Weak field approximation. Newton's theory
- Ensembles of particles
- Production of gravitational fields by matter
- Conservation laws
- Phenomenological description of a conservative continuous medium
- Solubility of the Einstein and matter equations
- Energy, momentum and stress in the gravitational field
- Measurement of asymptotic fields
- The electromagnetic field
- Gravitational waves
- Appendix A: Spinning bodies
- Appendix B: Weak field gravitational wave
- Appendix C: Stationary spherically (or rotationally) symmetric metric
- Appendix D: Kerr metric subcalculations
- Appendix E: Friedmann cosmology
- Appendix F: Dynamical equations and diffeomorphisms.