Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity / Edition 1

Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity / Edition 1

by Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler
     
 

A concise, direct examination of general relativity and black holes, Exploring Black Holes provides tools that motivate tools that motivate readers to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations about curved spacetime near earth and black holes. The authors use calculus and algebra to make general relativity accessible, and

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A concise, direct examination of general relativity and black holes, Exploring Black Holes provides tools that motivate tools that motivate readers to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations about curved spacetime near earth and black holes. The authors use calculus and algebra to make general relativity accessible, and use quotes from well-known personalities, including Einstein, to offer further insight. Five chapters introduce basic theory. The book also includes seven projects regarding the analysis of major applications. Discussions provide the background needed to carry out projects. The book's projects guide readers as they fill in steps, compute outcomes and carry out their own investigations. For astronomers, mathematicians and people interested in learning about the relativity of black holes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201384239
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
07/12/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
545,387
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Speeding (Review of Special Relativity).

2. Curving (Spacetime Near a Non-Rotating Black Hole).

Project A: The Global Positioning System.

3. Plunging (Diving Toward a Black Hole).

Project B: Inside The Black Hole.

4. Orbiting (Zooming Around a Black Hole).

Project C: Advance of Mercury's Perihelion.

5. Seeing (Bending and Orbiting Light).

Project D: Einstein Rings.

Project E: Light Slowed Near Sun.

Project F: The Spinning Black Hole.

Project G: The Friedmann Universe.

Readings in General Relativity.

Glossaries of Symbols and Terms.

Index.

Selected Formulas.

Selected Physical Constants.

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