Geometry, Fields and Cosmology

Techniques and Applications

  • B. R. Iyer
  • C. V. Vishveshwara

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. N. Mukunda
    Pages 1-268
  3. Ravi Kulkarni
    Pages 269-288
  4. S. V. Dhurandhar
    Pages 289-330
  5. T. Padmanabhan
    Pages 351-446
  6. J. V. Narlikar
    Pages 479-524
  7. Patrick Dasgupta
    Pages 525-548
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 549-558

About this book


This volume is based on the lectures given at the First Inter University Graduate School on Gravitation and Cosmology organized by IUCAA, Pune, in 1989. This series of Schools have been carefully planned to provide a sound background and preparation for students embarking on research in these and related topics. Consequently, the contents of these lectures have been meticulously selected and arranged. The topics in the present volume offer a firm mathematical foundation for a number of subjects to be de­ veloped later. These include Geometrical Methods for Physics, Quantum Field Theory Methods and Relativistic Cosmology. The style of the book is pedagogical and should appeal to students and research workers attempt­ ing to learn the modern techniques involved. A number of specially selected problems with hints and solutions have been included to assist the reader in achieving mastery of the topics. We decided to bring out this volume containing the lecture notes since we felt that they would be useful to a wider community of research workers, many of whom could not participate in the school. We thank all the lecturers for their meticulous lectures, the enthusiasm they brought to the discussions and for kindly writing up their lecture notes. It is a pleasure to thank G. Manjunatha for his meticulous assistence over a long period, in preparing this volume for publication.


Cosmology Dirac equation Gravity Theoretical physics differential geometry

Editors and affiliations

  • B. R. Iyer
    • 1
  • C. V. Vishveshwara
    • 2
  1. 1.Raman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4902-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1695-6
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