The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

by S. Chandrasekhar
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Oxford University Press, USA
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The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

This volume has become one of the modern classics of relativity theory. When it was written in 1983 there was little physical evidence for the existence of black holes. Recent discoveries have only served to underscore the elegant theory developed here, and the book remains one of the clearest statements of the relevant mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198503705
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mathematical preliminaries
2. A space-time of sufficient generality
3. The Schwarzchild space-time
4. The perturbations of the Schwarzchild black hole
5. The Reissner-Nordstrom solution
6. The Kerr metric
7. The geodesics in the Kerr space-time
8. Electromagnetic waves in Kerr geometry
9. The gravitational perturbations of the Kerr black hole
10. Spin-1/2 particles in Kerr geometry
11. Other solutions
12. Other methods

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