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Relativistic Astrophysics by Bernard J. T. Jones

Black holes, accretion disks, gravitational radiation, inflationary models of the Universe, and the cosmic microwave background, these are just some of the exciting topics covered in this wide-ranging review of the latest research in astrophysics. This volume represents the efforts of a distinguished team of experts and provides an invaluable entry point into relativistic astrophysics for graduate students, and a timely overview for researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521621137
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/26/1997
Series: Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics Series
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Prologue: Conference overview Bernard Carr; Part I. The Universe At Large and Very Large Redshifts: 2. The size and age of the Universe Gustav A. Tammann; 3. Active galaxies at large redshifts Malcolm S. Longair; 4. Observational cosmology with the cosmic microwave background George F. Smoot; 5. Future prospects in measuring the CMB power spectrum Philip M. Lubin; 6. Inflationary cosmology Michael S. Turner; 7. The signature of the Universe Bernard J. T. Jones; 8. Theory of large-scale structure Sergei F. Shandarin; 9. The origin of matter in the universe Lev A. Kofman; 10. New guises for cold-dark matter suspects Edward W. Kolb; Part II. Physics and Astrophysics Of Relativistic Compact Objects: 11. On the unification of gravitational and inertial forces Donald Lynden-Bell; 12. Internal structure of astrophysical black holes Werner Israel; 13. Black hole entropy: external facade and internal reality Valery Frolov; 14. Accretion disks around black holes Marek A. Abramowicz; 15. Black hole X-ray transients J. Craig Wheeler; 16. X-rays and gamma rays from active galactic nuclei Roland Svensson; 17. Gamma-ray bursts: a challenge to relativistic astrophysics Martin Rees; 18. Probing black holes and other exotic objects with gravitational waves Kip Thorne; Epilogue: the past and future of relativistic astrophysics Igor D. Novikov; I. D. Novikov's scientific papers and books.

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