Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity, 103 (Pure and Applied Mathematics) - With Applications to Relativity - Barrett O'Neill (1983)
ISBN 0125267401
Subject Calculus of tensors; Geometry, Riemannian; Manifolds (Mathematics); Relativity (Physics)
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Date 6/28/1983
Format Hardcover (230 x 154 mm)
Language e
This book is an exposition of semi-Riemannian geometry (also called pseudo-Riemannian geometry)--the study of a smooth manifold furnished with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The principal special cases are Riemannian geometry, where the metric is positive definite, and Lorentz geometry. For many years these two geometries have developed almost independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free fashion and directed toward global problems, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation devoted to general relativity. More recently, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning increasingly toward invariant methods, have produced results of compelling mathematical interest.
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LoC Classification QA3 .P8 vol. 103 Copy 3
Dewey 516.3/73
Cover Price $136.00
No. of Pages 468
Includes index.