Author: John L. Friedman,Nikolaos Stergioulas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521872545

Category: Science

Page: 409

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This volume pulls together more than forty years of research to provide graduate students and researchers in astrophysics, gravitational physics, and astronomy with the first self-contained treatment of the structure, stability, and oscillations of rotating neutron stars.
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Author: Robert M. Wald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226870359

Category: Science

Page: 278

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A comprehensive summary of progress made during the past decade on the theory of black holes and relativistic stars, this collection includes discussion of structure and oscillations of relativistic stars, the use of gravitational radiation detectors, observational evidence for black holes, cosmic censorship, numerical work related to black hole collisions, the internal structure of black holes, black hole thermodynamics, information loss and other issues related to the quantum properties of black holes, and recent developments in the theory of black holes in the context of string theory. Volume contributors: Valeria Ferrari, John L. Friedman, James B. Hartle, Stephen W. Hawking, Gary T. Horowitz, Werner Israel, Roger Penrose, Martin J. Rees, Rafael D. Sorkin, Saul A. Teukolsky, Kip S. Thorne, and Robert M. Wald.
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Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague

Author: Jiří Bičák,Tomáš Ledvinka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319063499

Category: Science

Page: 535

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The articles included in this Volume represent a broad and highly qualified view on the present state of general relativity, quantum gravity, and their cosmological and astrophysical implications. As such, it may serve as a valuable source of knowledge and inspiration for experts in these fields, as well as an advanced source of information for young researchers. The occasion to gather together so many leading experts in the field was to celebrate the centenary of Einstein's stay in Prague in 1911-1912. It was in fact during his stay in Prague that Einstein started in earnest to develop his ideas about general relativity that fully developed in his paper in 1915. Approaching soon the centenary of his famous paper, this volume offers a precious overview of the path done by the scientific community in this intriguing and vibrant field in the last century, defining the challenges of the next 100 years. The content is divided into four broad parts: (i) Gravity and Prague, (ii) Classical General Relativity, (iii) Cosmology and Quantum Gravity, and (iv) Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics.
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Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer

Author: Thomas W. Baumgarte,Stuart L. Shapiro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052151407X

Category: Science

Page: 698

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Pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity for students and researchers entering the field, and interested scientists.
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White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Author: Max Camenzind

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540499121

Category: Science

Page: 679

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Modern comprehensive introduction and overview of the physics of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, including all relevant observations. Contains a basic introduction to General Relativity, including the modern 3+1 split of spacetime and of Einstein’s equations. The split is used for the first time to derive the structure equations for rapidly rotating neutron stars and Black Holes. Detailed discussions and derivations of current theoretical results. In particular also the most recent equations of state for neutron star matter are explained. Topics , such as colour superconductivity are discussed and used for modelling. A book for graduate students and researchers. Contains exercises and some solutions.
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Author: Silvia Zane,Roberto Turolla,Dany Page

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402059981

Category: Science

Page: 654

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This book is a collation of the contributions presented at a major conference on isolated neutron stars held in London in April 2006. Forty years after the discovery of radio pulsars it presents an up-to-date description of the new vision of isolated neutron stars that has emerged in recent years. The great variety of isolated neutron stars, from pulsars to magnetars, is well covered by descriptions of recent observational results and presentations of the latest theoretical interpretation of these data.
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On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation, and Relativistic Field Theories : Proceedings of the MGIX MM Meeting Held at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", 2-8 July 2000

Author: Robert T. Jantzen,Remo Ruffini,V. G. Gurzadyan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812389954

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 2529

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A Guided Tour

Author: Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540884599

Category: Science

Page: 511

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Black Holes are still considered to be among the most mysterious and fascinating objects in our universe. Awaiting the era of gravitational astronomy, much progress in theoretical modeling and understanding of classical and quantum black holes has already been achieved. The present volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black-hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black-hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail, as is their possible occurrence at the LHC. An outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, this extensive set of carefully edited notes has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology, astrophysics and (quantum) field theory.
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Proceedings of the Johns Hopkins Workshop on Current Problems in Particle Theory 25, Firenze, 2001 (September 3-5)

Author: Ignazio Ciufolini,Daniele Dominici,L. Lusanna

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812380890

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 5134

This volume offers a comprehensive overview of our understanding of gravity at both the experimental and the theoretical level. Critical reviews by experts cover topics ranging from astrophysics (anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, gamma ray bursts, neutron stars and astroparticles), cosmology, the status of gravitational wave sources and detectors, verification of Newton's law at short distances, the equivalence principle, gravito-magnetism, measurement theory, time machines and the foundations of Einstein's theory, to string theory and loop quantum gravity.
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Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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Because of the vicissitudes of history, the general theory of relativity has never been consistently explored to ascertain whether, in its realm of exact validity, it predicts phenomena which have no counterparts in the Newtonian limit, that is in the limit in which the velocity of light may be considered infinite. Thus, while recent interest in physics has concentrated on such 'frontier areas' as quantum gravity and cosmology, there has also been a quiet but steady progress in the classical domain. The five papers collected in this volume, and presented under the editorship of the famed Nobel Laureate S. Chandrasekhar, illustrate the nature of these advances. Each of them represents developments in areas both of physics and mathematics which disclose unanticipated findings that illustrate the special character of work in these areas. Astrophysicists and mathematical relativists will welcome this unique look at ongoing research.
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computer algebra, numerics, visualization

Author: Friedrich W. Hehl,Roland A. Puntigam,Hanns Ruder

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9783540603610

Category: Mathematics

Page: 389

View: 1809

This book contains lectures by leading scientists from internationally reputed centers of research and teaching. It is split into four parts covering numerics, computer algebra, visualization, and exotic smoothness on spacetime and provides an excellent introduction to scientific computing for students who wish to specialize in relativity, gravitation, and/or astrophysics.
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Author: Marek Demiański

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483278980

Category: Science

Page: 342

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Relativistic Astrophysics brings together important astronomical discoveries and the significant achievements, as well as the difficulties in the field of relativistic astrophysics. This book is divided into 10 chapters that tackle some aspects of the field, including the gravitational field, stellar equilibrium, black holes, and cosmology. The opening chapters introduce the theories to delineate gravitational field and the elements of relativistic thermodynamics and hydrodynamics. The succeeding chapters deal with the gravitational fields in matter; stellar equilibrium and general relativity stability; and the properties of pulsar, rotating and neutron stars. The discussion then shifts to the association between gravitational collapse and black holes, as well as the astrophysical investigations of neutron stars and black holes. The final chapters examine the principles of gravitational waves and advances in understanding the field of cosmology. This book will be of great value to astrophysicists and related scientists.
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