Galaxies, Axisymmetric Systems and Relativity: Essays Presented to W. B. Bonnor on his 65th Birthday

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This 1985 book consists of essays reviewing progress or reporting original results in areas of the applications of gravity theory to which Professor Bonnor had contributed. In particular, the influence of his work in two important fields of interest to astonomers, physicists and mathematicians, galaxy formation and the study of axisymmetric solutions in general relativity, is well recognised. The essays on galaxies and astrophysical cosmology are related to Professor Bonnor's work on the treatment of ...

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Overview

This 1985 book consists of essays reviewing progress or reporting original results in areas of the applications of gravity theory to which Professor Bonnor had contributed. In particular, the influence of his work in two important fields of interest to astonomers, physicists and mathematicians, galaxy formation and the study of axisymmetric solutions in general relativity, is well recognised. The essays on galaxies and astrophysical cosmology are related to Professor Bonnor's work on the treatment of perturbations of uniform cosmological models, while the essays on axisymmetric solutions reflect the concerns of his long series of papers on the subject, which began with generating techniques and went on to deal with interpretation of the solutions obtained. In addition there is a number of essays on other topics in gravity theory, including numerical work, mathematical cosmology and gravitational waves.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521281331
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Prof. W. B. Bonnor: a biological sketch; Part I. Galaxies and Cosmology: 1. The origin of large scale cosmic structure B. J. T. Jones and P. L. Palmer; 2. The problem of origin of the primordial pertubations and the modern cosmology V. N. Lukash and I. D. Novikov; 3. The automorphism group and field equations for Bianchi universes W. L. Rogue and G. F. R. Ellis; 4. New perspectives on galaxy formation J. Silk; Part II. Axisymmetric Systems: 5. On exact radiative solutions representing finite sources J. Bicak; 6. Proof of a generalized Geroch conjecture I. Hauser and F. J. Ernst; 7. Limits of the double Kerr solution C. Hoenselaers; 8. Non-inheritance of static symmetry by Maxwell fields M. A. H. MacCallum and N. Van den Bergh; 9. Stationary axisymmetric electrovacuum fields in general relativity G. Neugebauer and D. Kramer; 10. An almost conformal approach to axial symmetry Z. Perjes; 11. Conformally stationary axisymmetric space-times J. Winicour; Part III. Relativity: 12. A family of conformally flat space-times having the same curvature tensor in a given co-ordinate frame C. D. Collinson; 13. On the Bell-Szekeres solution for colliding electromagnetic waves J. B. Griffiths; 14. A remark on the Hauser metric A. Held; 15. Numerical relativity by power series R. Penrose; 16. Projective relativity and the equation of motion E. Schmutzer; 17. On generalized equations of goedesic deviation B. F. Schutz; 18. Lobatchevski plane gravitational waves S. T. C. Siklos; 19. Perfect fluid and vacuum solutions of Einstein's field equations with flat 3-dimensional slices H. Stephani and Th. Wolf; 20. Self-similar solutions of Einstein's equations J. Wainwright.

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