Introduction to Relativistic Continuum Mechanics

  • G. Ferrarese
  • D. Bini

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 727)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 1-20
  3. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 21-107
  4. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 109-145
  5. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 147-167
  6. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 169-206
  7. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 207-237
  8. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 239-262
  9. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 263-307
  10. G. Ferrarese, D. Bini
    Pages 309-338
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 339-340

About this book


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. Emphasis in the presentation is on the 3+1 splitting technique, widely used in general relativity for introducing the relative observers point of view.


EFE Relativity Special relativity fluid mechanics general relativity relativistic fluid mechanics relativistic mechanics relativistic thermodynamics spacetime splitting techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Ferrarese
    • 1
  • D. Bini
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo ‘Mauro Picone’ CNRViale del Policlinico, 137Italy
  2. 2.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversit´ Roma La SapienzaPiazzale Aldo Moro, 2Italy

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