Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes / Edition 2

Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes / Edition 2

by Robert M. Wald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226870286

ISBN-13: 9780226870281

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Provides the general reader with an elementary but scientifically sound introduction to such fascinating topics as the theory of the big-bang origin of the universe and the nature of black holes.  See more details below

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Provides the general reader with an elementary but scientifically sound introduction to such fascinating topics as the theory of the big-bang origin of the universe and the nature of black holes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226870281
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
1
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to First Edition
1The Geometry of Space and Time1
2Special Relativity13
3General Relativity29
4Implications for Cosmology: The "Big Bang"41
5The Evolution of Our Universe59
6Stellar Evolution73
7Gravitational Collapse to Black Holes85
8Energy Extraction from Black Holes103
9The Astrophysics of Black Holes115
10Quantum Particle Creation near Black Holes127
Appendix141
Suggestions for Further Reading149
Index151

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