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Einstein Equations

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199692293
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0005
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In this Chapter we ‘derive’ the Einstein equations, study their weak field approximation, and briefly discuss gravitational waves and their generation. We finish the Chapter by remarks on the higher dimensional gravity, spacetimes with large extra dimensions, and their properties.

Keywords: Einstein‐Hilbert action; linearized gravity; Newtonian limit; gravitational waves; higher dimensions

Chapter.  18122 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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