Black Holes / Edition 1

Black Holes / Edition 1

by Jean-Pierre Luminet
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521409063

ISBN-13: 9780521409063

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Are black holes an observable reality, or just hypothetical objects from the theory of relativity? A journey through space and time helps to resolve these questions in a study of one of the most fascinating and mysterious discoveries of modern astronomy.

Overview

Are black holes an observable reality, or just hypothetical objects from the theory of relativity? A journey through space and time helps to resolve these questions in a study of one of the most fascinating and mysterious discoveries of modern astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521409063
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the French edition; Foreword to the English edition; Acknowledgements; Part I. Gravitation and Light: 1. First fruits; 2. Relativity; 3. Curved space-time; Part II. Exquisite Corpses: 4. Chronicle of the twilight years; 5. Ashes and diamonds; 6. Supernovae; 7. Pulsars; 8. Gravitation triumphant; Part III. Light Assassinated: 9. The far horizon; 10. Illuminations; 11. A descent into the maelstrom; 12. Map games; 13. The black hole machine; 14. The quantum black hole; Part IV. Light Regained: 15. Primordial black holes; 16. The zoo of X-ray stars; 17. Giant black holes; 18. Gravitational light; 19. The black hole Universe; Appendices; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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