Black Holes and the Universe / Edition 1

Black Holes and the Universe / Edition 1

by Igor D. Novikov, I. D. Novikov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521558700

ISBN-13: 9780521558709

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Igor Novikov has been hailed as "Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking." In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, he explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe. Black holes are formed by the force of gravity, warping space and time, crushing stars

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Igor Novikov has been hailed as "Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking." In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, he explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe. Black holes are formed by the force of gravity, warping space and time, crushing stars and perhaps galaxies, too, until they fall in on themselves. Novikov's fascinating account illuminates this most enigmatic feature of our Universe with exemplary clarity, illustrated with a series of inspired cartoon drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521558709
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Canto original Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Black Holes: 1. What is a black hole?; 2. Around a black hole; 3. A gravitational abyss as an energy source; 4. The search for black holes; 5. Black holes and quanta; Part II. To The Bounds Of Infinity: 1. The Universe after the explosion; 2. Mechanics of the Universe; 3. The hot Universe; 4. Neutrino Universe or '... ino' Universe?; 5. At the frontiers of the known; Conclusion.

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