Pankaj S. Joshi, "Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology"
English | ISBN: 0198539665, 0198500793 | 1993 | 388 pages | PDF | 22 MB
Basic to the entire theory and applications of black hole physics, "Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology" covers the topics needed to understand the current key issues in gravitation theory: cosmology and black holes. Emphasized is the basic theme that the very nature of the gravitational field is such that global features of space-time inevitably come into play whenever we try to understand and interpret this force in detail. After discussing the fundamental role played by global considerations in gravity and general relativity, Joshi points out the significant problems that remain. The key problem of which been the issue of quantum effects in strong gravity fields, an understanding of which is essential to formulate any quantum theory of gravity. This book will be beneficial to mathematicians and physicists.