Selected Papers: Relativistic Astrophysics

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Overview

This volume 5 covers all of Chanrasekhar's contributions to the general theory of relativity and to relativity's astrophysical applications, except his research on black holes and on colliding gravitational waves, forthcoming in volume 6.
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Volume 5 covers all Chandrasekhar's contributions to the general theory of relativity and to relativity's astrophysical applications, except his research on black holes and on colliding gravitational waves (forthcoming in volume 6). More specifically, the major topics here are (1) the influence of general relativity on the pulsations and stability of stars, (2) the back action of gravitational waves on their sources, and (3) post-Newtonian approximations to general relativity and their astrophysical applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226100982
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1990
  • Series: Selected Papers Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 607
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) received many awards in his career, including the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983, the National Medal of Science (U.S.), and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (London). He was the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Kip S. Thorne
Part One - Relativistic Instabilities and Post-Newtonian Approximations
1. Dynamical Instability of Gaseous Masses Approaching the Schwarzschild Limit in General Relativity
Physical Review Letters 12, no. 4 (January 1964): 114-116. Incorporates errata in Physical Review Letters 12, no. 5 (April 1964)
2. The Dynamical Instability of Gaseous Masses Approaching the Schwarzschild Limit in General Relativity
The Astrophysical Journal 140, no. 2 (August 1964): 417-33
3. The Dynamical Instability of the White-Dwarf ConfigurationsOccurrence Approaching the Limiting Mass. With R. F. Tooper
The Astrophysical Journal 139, no. 4 (May 1964): 1396-98
4. The Virial Theorem in General Relativity in the Post-Newtonian Approximation. With G. Contopoulos
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 49, no. 5 (May 1963): 608-13
5. On a Post-Galilean Transformation Appropriate to the Post-Newtonian Theory of Einstein, Infeld and Hoffman. With G. Contopoulos
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 298 (April 1967): 123-41
6. The Post-Newtonian Equations of Hydrodynamics in General Relativity
The Astrophysical Journal 142, no. 4 (November 1965): 1488-1512
7. Conservation Laws in General Relativity and in the Post-Newtonian Approximations
The Astrophysical Journal 158, no. 1 (October 1969): 45-54
8. The Second Post-Newtonian Equations of Hydrodynamics in General Relativity. With Yavuz Nutku
The Astrophysical Journal 158, no. 1 (October 1969): 55-79
9. The 2 1/2-Post-Newtonian Equations of Hydrodynamicsand Radiation Reaction in General Relativity. With F. Paul Esposito
The Astrophysical Journal 160, no. 1 (April 1970): 153-79
10. Post-Newtonian Methods and Conservation Laws
Relativity, ed. M. Carmeli, S. I. Fickler, and L. Witten (Plenum Press, 1970), 81-108
11. The Stability of Gaseous Masses for Radial and Non-Radial Oscillations in the Post-Newtonian Approximation of General Relativity
The Astrophysical Journal 142, no. 4 (November 1965): 1519-40
12. On the Onset of Relativistic Instability in Highly Centrally Condensed Stars. With Norman R. Lebovitz
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 207, no. 2 (March 1984): 13p-16p
13. Solutions of Two Problems in the Theory of Gravitational Radiation
Physical Review Letters 24, no. 11 (March 1970): 611-15
14. The Effect of Gravitational Radiation on the Secular Stability of the Maclaurin Spheroid
The Astrophysical Journal 161, no. 2 (August 1970): 561-69
15. Proceedings at Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society
The Observatory 92, no. 989 (August 1972): 116-20
16. The Stability of Stellar Masses in General Relativity
Proceedings of the First European Astronomical Meeting, Athens, September 4-9, 1972, vol. 3 (Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1974), 162-65
17. The Stability of Relativistic Systems
Gravitational Radiation and Gravitational Collapse, ed. C. DeWitt-Morette (D. Reidel, 1974), 63-81
18. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. I, The Maclaurin Spheroids and the Virial Theorem
The Astrophysical Journal 142, no. 4 (November 1965): 1513-18
19. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. II, The Deformed Figures of the Maclaurin Spheroids
The Astrophysical Journal 147, no. 1 (January 1967): 334-52
20. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. III, The Deformed Figures of the Jacobi Ellipsoids
The Astrophysical Journal 148, no. 2 (May 19677): 621111-44
21. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. IV, The Roche Model
The Astrophysical Journal 148, no. 2 (May 1967): 645-49
22. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. V, The Deformed Figures of the Maclaurin Spheroids (Continued)
The Astrophysical Journal 167, no. 3 (August 1971): 447-53
23. The Post-Newtonian Effects of General Relativity on the Equilibrium of Uniformly Rotating Bodies. VI, The Deformed Figures of the Jacobi Ellipsoids (Continued)
The Astrophysical Journal 167, no. 3 (August 1971): 455-63
24. The Deformed Figures of the Dedekind Ellipsoids in the Post-Newtonian Approximation to General Relativity. With Donna D. Elbert
The Astrophysical Journal 192, no. 3 (Septtember 1974): 731-46. Incorporates corrections and amplifications in The Astrophysical Journal 220, no. 1 (February 1978)
 
Part Two - The Stability and the Equilibrium of Rotating Systems in General Relativity
25. Criterion for the Instability of a Uniformly Rotatttting Configuration in General Relativity. With John. L. Friedman
Physical Review Letters 26, no. 17 (April 1971): 1047-50
26. On the Stability of Axisymmetric Systems to Axisymmetric Perturbations in General Relativity. I, The Equations Governing Nonstationary, Stationary, and Perturbed Systems. With John. L. Friedman
The Astrophysical Journal 175, no. 2 (July 1972): 379-405
27. On the Stability of Axisymmetric Systems to A

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