SCIENCES - Cosmology and General Relativity


Edited by

Natalie Webb, University of Toulouse III, France.

ISBN : 9781789451207

Publication Date : August 2024

Hardcover 352 pp

165.00 USD



This book discusses in great detail the best theory of gravitation known to date: Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Based on this theory, Gravitation examines compact objects (including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes) and gravitational waves, and then explores the importance of relativity in cosmology, the Big Bang and the organization of structure in the universe.

Many practical examples are also provided throughout the book.


1. General Relativity, Brahim Lamine.
2. Compact Objects, Nathalie Webb.
3. Gravitational Waves, Patrice Hello.
4. The Friedmann-Lemaître Universe and Cosmological Expansion, Richard Taillet.

About the authors/editors

Natalie Webb is an astronomer specializing in compact objects, and teaches physics and astrophysics at the Université Toulouse III, France. She leads ground segment projects for the European Space Agency’s X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton and Athena X-IFU.

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