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By Barrett O'Neill

This specific monograph through a famous UCLA professor examines intimately the maths of Kerr black holes, which own the houses of mass and angular momentum yet hold no electric cost. compatible for complicated undergraduates and graduate scholars of arithmetic, physics, and astronomy in addition to expert physicists, the self-contained remedy constitutes an creation to trendy innovations in differential geometry.
The textual content starts off with a considerable bankruptcy delivering historical past at the arithmetic wanted for the remainder of the publication. next chapters emphasize actual interpretations of geometric houses corresponding to curvature, geodesics, isometries, completely geodesic submanifolds, and topological constitution. additional investigations conceal relativistic innovations akin to causality, Petrov forms, optical scalars, and the Goldberg-Sachs theorem. 4 useful appendixes complement the text.

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