From White Dwarfs to Black Holes: The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar

From White Dwarfs to Black Holes: The Legacy of S. Chandrasekhar

by S. Chandrasekhar
     
 

From White Dwarfs to Black Holes chronicles the extraordinarily productive scientific career of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, one of the twentieth century's most distinguished astrophysicists. Over the course of more than six decades of active research Chandrasekhar investigated a dizzying array of subjects, including stellar structure and dynamics, the theory of… See more details below

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From White Dwarfs to Black Holes chronicles the extraordinarily productive scientific career of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, one of the twentieth century's most distinguished astrophysicists. Over the course of more than six decades of active research Chandrasekhar investigated a dizzying array of subjects, including stellar structure and dynamics, the theory of radiative transfer, hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability, the equilibrium and stability of ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium, the general theory of relativity and relativistic astrophysics, the mathematical theory of black holes, and the theory of colliding gravitational waves and non-radial perturbations of relativistic stars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226769967
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Stars: Their Structure and Evolution1
2Neutron Stars Before 1967 and My Debt to Chandra27
3The Stellar-Dynamical Oeuvre31
4Radiative Transfer45
5The Negative Ion of Hydrogen65
6S. Chandrasekhar and Magnetohydrodynamics103
7The Virial Method and the Classical Ellipsoids125
8Making the Transition from Newton to Einstein: Chandrasekhar's Work on the Post-Newtonian Approximation and Radiation Reaction143
9Stability Theory of Relativistic Stars161
10Chandrasekhar, Black Holes, and Singularities177
11Chandra and His Students at Yerkes Observatory199
Contributors239

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