E&M in a Curved Space-Time: Find Books & Papers Here

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In summary, there are several resources that discuss E&M in a curved space-time, such as the book "Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity" by John Baez and the online article "Maxwell's Equations" on Wikipedia. Additionally, MTW's "Gravitation" and Wald's "General Relativity" also cover the topic. However, it may be helpful to know the person's background before recommending a specific resource.
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SR can be used to describe E&M in a local inertial frame, can anyone tell me a book or paper, that describes E&M in a curved space-time? Thank you in advanced
 
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Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity by John Baez. I think.
 
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MTW's gravitation talks about Maxwell's equations in curved space-time. So does Wald's general relativity.

Online, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Maxwell's_equations&oldid=188634361
discusses Maxwell's equations using both differential forms and in the so-called "traditional formulation".

I'm not sure how much this information will help, not knowing your background.
 
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i have both those books ill look into them thank you
 

Related to E&M in a Curved Space-Time: Find Books & Papers Here

1. What is E&M in a curved space-time?

E&M in a curved space-time refers to the study of how electromagnetic fields behave in the presence of a curved space-time, which is a fundamental concept in Einstein's theory of general relativity.

2. How is this concept relevant to scientific research?

The concept of E&M in a curved space-time is relevant to scientific research because it helps us understand how electromagnetic fields interact with gravity, which is crucial for understanding the behavior of objects in the universe, such as black holes.

3. Are there any books or papers that discuss this topic in detail?

Yes, there are many books and papers that discuss E&M in a curved space-time in detail. Some recommended books include "Gravitation" by Charles Misner, Kip Thorne, and John Wheeler, and "General Relativity" by Robert M. Wald. Papers can also be found on various online databases, such as arXiv.org.

4. What are some key concepts to understand in E&M in a curved space-time?

Some key concepts to understand in E&M in a curved space-time include the equivalence principle, which states that gravity and acceleration are indistinguishable, and the geodesic equation, which describes the trajectory of a free-falling object in a curved space-time.

5. How does E&M in a curved space-time differ from E&M in a flat space-time?

E&M in a curved space-time differs from E&M in a flat space-time in that the presence of gravity in a curved space-time affects the behavior of electromagnetic fields. In a flat space-time, electromagnetic fields propagate in straight lines, but in a curved space-time, their paths are curved due to the influence of gravity.

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