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The Mathematical Theory of Cosmic Strings
Cosmic Strings in the Wire Approximation
Creator  
Publisher 
20021118

ISBN  1420033360, 9781420033366,

Language 
English

Category  
Subject  Cosmology  Mathematics. Cosmology  Mathematics.  fast  (OCoLC)fst00880605 SCIENCE  Physics  Atomic & Molecular.  bisacsh SCIENCE  Physics  Nuclear.  bisacsh Superstring theories. Superstring theories.  fast  (OCoLC)fst01139037 
Description
This book is a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the NambuGoto action. The author's purpose is to provide a standard reference to all work that has been published since the mid1970s and to link this work together in a single conceptual framework and a single notational formalism. A working knowledge of basic general relativity is assumed. The book will be essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students in mathematics, theoretical physics, and astronomy interested in cosmic strings.