2 edition of **General relativity and gravitation** found in the catalog.

General relativity and gravitation

International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (7th 1974 Tel-Aviv University)

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Published
**1975** by Wiley (etc.) in New York, Chichester .

Written in English

- General relativity (Physics) -- Congresses.,
- Gravitation -- Congresses.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | edited by G. Shaviv and J. Rosen. |

Contributions | Shaviv, G., Rosen, Joseph. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QC178 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | vii,344p. : |

Number of Pages | 344 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL21643012M |

ISBN 10 | 0706515277 |

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The topics covered are broadly divided into two "tracks", the first contains the core topics while the second has more advanced content. But the more massive body barely feels the tug from you, while with your much smaller mass you find yourself firmly rooted thanks to that same force.

General relativity. As Einstein demonstrated, mass causes a curvature in space-time in much the same way as a bowling ball will deform the shape of a stretched rubber sheet on which it rests. Topics that deserve more attention include gravitational radiation and cosmology.

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