The Geometry of Kerr Black Holes

The Geometry of Kerr Black Holes

by Barrett O'Neill
     
 

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This book offers an up-to-date look at black holes from a mathematical perspective containing many results never before published. It can be read as a broadly based introduction to modern techniques in differential geometry.

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This book offers an up-to-date look at black holes from a mathematical perspective containing many results never before published. It can be read as a broadly based introduction to modern techniques in differential geometry.

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An introduction to modern differential geometry and relativity theory that studies the global geometry of Kerr spacetime--the relativistic model of the gravitational field of a rotating central mass. Three of the five chapters deal exclusively with Kerr spacetime (including geodesics and maximal extensions) while one gives general background and the fifth is an exposition of Petrov types and null congruences. Intended to be accessible to students and researchers in fields from abstract Lorentz geometry to observational astronomy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781568810195
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/1992
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.17(h) x (d)

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