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書名 Exact solutions and scalar fields in gravity [electronic resource] : recent developments / edited by Alfredo Macias, Jorge L. Cervantes-Cota, Claus Lämmerzahl
出版項 New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, ©2002
國際標準書號 0306471159 (electronic bk.)
9780306471155 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xxiii, 328 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 "Proceedings of the Mexican Meeting on Exact Solutions and Scalar Fields in Gravity, help [sic] October 2-6, 2000, in Mexico City, Mexico"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
Divided into four parts, this book covers recent developments in topics pertaining to gravity theories, including discussions on the presence of scalar fields. Part One is devoted to exact solutions in general relativity, and is mainly concerned with the results of rotating null dust beams and fluids. Also included is a panoramic vision of new research directions in this area, which would require revising certain theorems and their possible extensions within gravity theories, new aspects concerning the Ernst potentials, double Kerr spacetimes, and rotating configurations. In particular, there is a detailed discussion of totally symmetric and totally geodesic spaces, in which a method for generating (2+1)-dimensional solutions from (3+1)-dimensional solutions is given. Part Two deals with alternative theories of gravity, all of which include scalar fields and gauge fields. Here, quantum and cosmological effects, which arise from both gravity theories in four and higher dimensions and from metric-affine theories, are investigated. Part Three is devoted to cosmological and inflationary scenarios. Local effects, such as the influence of scalar fields in protogalactic interactions, numerical studies of the collapse of molecular cores, as well as the inverse inflationary problem and the blue eigenvalue spectrum of it, are considered. Moreover, the role of scalar fields as dark matter and quantum cosmology in the Bergman-Wagoner and Gowdy theories, together with the relation of the conformal symmetry and deflationary gas universe, are likewise presented. The last part of the book includes some mixed topics which are still in the experimental stage. Among them are the foundation of the Maxwell theory, a discussion on electromagnetic Thirring problems, a note on the staticity of black holes with non-minimally coupled scalar fields, and a study of the Lorentz force free charged fluids in general relativity. Thus, this book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive collection of papers on the subject of exact solutions and scalar fields in gravity and is a valuable tool for researchers in the area
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鏈接 Print version: Exact solutions and scalar fields in gravity. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum, ©2002 030646618X (DLC) 2001029948 (OCoLC)46951248
主題 Gravitation -- Congresses
Relativity (Physics) -- Congresses
Scalar field theory -- Congresses
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Relativity. bisacsh
Gravitation. fast (OCoLC)fst00946866
Relativity (Physics) fast (OCoLC)fst01093604
Scalar field theory. fast (OCoLC)fst01106297
Electronic books
Conference proceedings. fast (OCoLC)fst01423772
Alt Author Macías, A. (Alfredo)
Cervantes Cota, Jorge Luis
Lämmerzahl, C. (Claus), 1956-
Mexican Meeting on Exact Solutions and Scalar Fields in Gravity (2000 : Mexico City, Mexico)
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