The Scalar-tensor Theory of GravitationeBook - 2003
The scalar-tensor theory of gravitation is one of the most popular alternatives to Einstein's theory of gravitation. This book provides a clear and concise introduction to the theoretical ideas and developments, exploring scalar fields and placing them in context with a discussion of Brans-Dicke theory. Topics covered include the cosmological constant problem, time variability of coupling constants, higher dimensional space-time, branes and conformal transformations. The authors emphasize the physical applications of the scalar-tensor theory and thus provide a pedagogical overview of the subject, keeping more mathematically detailed sections for the appendices. This book is suitable for graduate courses in cosmology, gravitation and relativity. It will also provide a valuable reference for researchers.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 240 p.) : ill.
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK