Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by Stephani, Hans

Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) by Stephani, Hans

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ISBN: 9780521467025

Cambridge University Press, 30 October 2009

Paperback, 732 pages

A completely revised and updated edition of this classic text, covering important new methods and many recently discovered solutions. This edition contains new chapters on generation methods and their application, classification of metrics by invariants, and treatments of homothetic motions and methods from dynamical systems theory. It also includes colliding waves, inhomogeneous cosmological solutions, and spacetimes containing special subspaces.

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"This is clearly a most valuable reference book. It comprehensively reviews known local solutions of Einstein's equation and provides a secure base for future research."
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Book Description
A paperback edition of a classic text for graduates and researchers in relativity, theoretical physics, astrophysics and mathematics.

About the Author
Hans Stephani gained his diploma, Ph.D. and Habilitation at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universit�t Jena. He became Professor of Theoretical Physics in 1992, before retiring in 2000. He has been lecturing in theoretical physics since 1964 and has published numerous papers and articles on relativity and optics. He is also the author of four books.

Dietrich Kramer is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universit�t Jena. He graduated from this university, where he also finished his Ph.D. (1966) and Habilitation (1970). His current research concerns classical relativity. The majority of his publications are devoted to exact solutions in general relativity.

Malcolm MacCallum is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, where he is also Vice-Principal for Science and Engineering. He graduated from King's College, Cambridge and went on to complete his M.A. and Ph.D. there. His research covers general relativity and computer algebra, especially tensor manipulators and differential equations. He has published over 100 pages, review articles and books.

Cornelius Hoenselaers gained his Diploma at Technische Universit�t Karlsruhe, his D.Sc. at Hiroshima Daigaku and his Habilitation at Ludwig-Maximilian Universit�t München. He is Reader in Relativity Theory at Loughborough University. He has specialized in exact solutions in general relativity and other non-linear partial differential equations, and published a large number of papers, review articles and books.

Eduard Herlt is wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Theoretisch Physikalisches Institut der Friedrich-Schiller-Universit�t Jena. Having studied physics as an undergraduate at Jena, he went on to complete his Ph.D. there as well as his Habilitation. He has had numerous publications including one previous book.