Compact Objects in Astrophysics: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes / Edition 1

Compact Objects in Astrophysics: White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes / Edition 1

by Max Camenzind
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540257705

ISBN-13: 9783540257707

Pub. Date: 11/28/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540257707
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
682
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Compact Objects in Astrophysics.- Gravity of Compact Objects.- Matter Models for Compact Objects.- Relativistic Stellar Structure.- White Dwarfs.- Neutron Stars.- Rapidly Rotating Neutron Stars.- Black Holes.- Astrophysical Black Holes.- Physics of Accretion Flows around Compact Objects.- Epilogue and Future Prospects.

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