Introduction to Relativistic Continuum Mechanics (Lecture Notes in Physics #727) (Paperback)

By Giorgio Ferrarese, Donato Bini

Springer, 9783642092183, 340pp.

Publication Date: November 23, 2010

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Hardcover (11/1/2007)

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Description

This mathematically-oriented introduction takes the point of view that students should become familiar, at an early stage, with the physics of relativistic continua and thermodynamics within the framework of special relativity. Therefore, in addition to standard textbook topics such as relativistic kinematics and vacuum electrodynamics, the reader will be thoroughly introduced to relativistic continuum and fluid mechanics. There is emphasis on the 3+1 splitting technique.