Black Holes

  • Filename: black-holes.
  • ISBN: 9781783264841
  • Release Date: 2014-09-30
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: Derek Raine
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Inc



This book provides an accessible introduction to the fascinating and topical subject of black holes. It bridges the gap between popular non-mathematical expositions and advanced research texts, using simple undergraduate level calculations and the most basic knowledge of relativity to explain current research. This means the theory can be understood by a wide audience of physicists, including those who are not necessarily interested in learning higher-level mathematical techniques. The third edition links more of the current research trends to fundamental aspects of the physics of black holes. Additionally: It provides an accessible introduction to the two most useful exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations describing black holes, using only basic tensor calculusExplores the geometry and physical properties of these spacetimes through the motion of particles and lightExplains the use of different coordinate systems, maximal extensions and Penrose diagramsDiscusses the association of the surface area of a black hole with its entropy and shows that, with the introduction of quantum mechanics, black holes cease to be black and can radiate. This allows black holes to satisfy the laws of thermodynamics and thus be consistent with the rest of physicsIncludes over 100 problems and solutions This new edition introduces a chapter dedicated to a selection of recent results. Existing chapters have been updated and new explanatory material has been added to aid in the understanding of the physics. This book is recommended reading for advanced undergraduate students and first-year postgraduates who will find it a useful stepping-stone to the advanced literature.

Black Holes

  • Filename: black-holes.
  • ISBN: 9781848163829
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: Derek J. Raine
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press



This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates as a useful stepping-stone to the advanced literature. The book provides an accessible introduction to the exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations describing spherical and axisymmetric (rotating) black holes. The geometry and physical properties of these spacetimes are explored through the motion of particles and light. The use of different coordinate systems, maximal extensions and Penrose diagrams is explained. The association of the surface area of a black hole with its entropy is discussed and it is shown that with the introduction of quantum mechanics black holes cease to be black and can radiate. This result allows black holes to satisfy the laws of thermodynamics and thus be consistent with the rest of physics. In this new edition the problems in each chapter have been revised and solutions are provided. The text has been expanded to include new material on wormholes and clarify various other issues.

Exploring Black Holes

  • Filename: exploring-black-holes.
  • ISBN: 0321512863
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Edwin F. Taylor
  • Publisher:



This unique book offers a concise, introductory overview of general relativity and black holes, motivating students to become active participants in carrying out their own investigations. To this end, the book uses calculus and algebra, rather than tensors, to make general relativity accessible to sophomores and juniors. Five chapters introduce basic concepts, and seven projects require the reader to apply these basic concepts to real astronomical applications.

Introduction to Black Hole Physics

  • Filename: introduction-to-black-hole-physics.
  • ISBN: 9780199692293
  • Release Date: 2011-09-22
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: Valeri P. Frolov
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



What is a black hole? How many of them are in our Universe? Can black holes be created in a laboratory or in particle colliders? Can objects similar to black holes be used for space and time travel? This book discusses these and many other questions providing the reader with the tools required to explore the Black Hole Land independently.

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

  • Filename: the-mathematical-theory-of-black-holes.
  • ISBN: 0198503709
  • Release Date: 1998-01-01
  • Number of pages: 646
  • Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Part of the reissued Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences series, this book was first published in 1983, and has swiftly become one of the great modern classics of relativity theory. It represents a personal testament to the work of the author, who spent several years writing and working-out the entire subject matter. The theory of black holes is the most simple and beautiful consequence of Einstein's relativity theory. At the time of writing there was no physical evidence for the existence of these objects, therefore all that Professor Chandrasekhar used for their construction were modern mathematical concepts of space and time. Since that time a growing body of evidence has pointed to the truth of Professor Chandrasekhar's findings, and the wisdom contained in this book has become fully evident.

The Galactic Supermassive Black Hole

  • Filename: the-galactic-supermassive-black-hole.
  • ISBN: 0691131295
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Fulvio Melia
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



Here, one of the world's leading astrophysicists provides the first comprehensive and logically structured overview of the many ideas and discoveries pertaining to the supermassive black hole at the galactic center known as Sagittarius A*. By far the closest galactic nucleus in the universe, Sagittarius A* alone can provide us with a realistic expectation of learning about the physics of strong gravitational fields, and the impact of such fields on the behavior of matter and radiation under severe physical conditions. Its proximity may even provide the opportunity to directly test one of general relativity's most enigmatic predictions--the existence of closed pockets of space-time hidden behind an event horizon. The plethora of research on Sagittarius A* since its discovery in 1974 has long seemed an interwoven pattern of loose threads. No one has successfully synthesized this growing body of work into a manageable, coherent book both for professional researchers and for students taking courses focusing on black holes and galactic nuclei--until now. With Fulvio Melia's The Galactic Supermassive Black Hole, readers finally have at their disposal a one-volume crucible of essential ideas, logically streamlined but with thorough references for those wishing to explore the various topics in greater depth.

A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

  • Filename: a-black-hole-is-not-a-hole.
  • ISBN: 9781607340737
  • Release Date: 2012-02-01
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge



Introduces black holes, describing their physical features, how they were discovered, what causes them, and where they exist in space.

Language Arts Grade 7

  • Filename: language-arts-grade-7.
  • ISBN: 9781483831794
  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Pamela McKenzie
  • Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing



Interactive Notebooks: Language Arts for grade 7 is a fun way to teach and reinforce effective note taking for students. Students become a part of the learning process with activities about plot structure, conflict, clauses, misplaced and dangling modifiers, connotation, allusion, and more! --This book is an essential resource that will guide you through setting up, creating, and maintaining interactive notebooks for skill retention in the classroom. High-interest and hands-on, interactive notebooks effectively engage students in learning new concepts. Students are encouraged to personalize interactive notebooks to fit their specific learning needs by creating fun, colorful pages for each topic. With this note-taking process, students will learn organization, color coding, summarizing, and other important skills while creating personalized portfolios of their individual learning that they can reference throughout the year. --Spanning grades kindergarten to grade 8, the Interactive Notebooks series focuses on grade-specific math, language arts, or science skills. Aligned to meet current state standards, every 96-page book in this series offers lesson plans to keep the process focused. Reproducibles are included to create notebook pages on a variety of topics, making this series a fun, one-of-a-kind learning experience.

Black Holes and Time Warps

  • Filename: black-holes-and-time-warps.
  • ISBN: 0393312763
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 619
  • Author: Kip S. Thorne
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company



Examines such phenomena as black holes, wormholes, singularities, gravitational waves, and time machines, exploring the fundamental principles that control the universe.

Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics

  • Filename: introduction-to-black-hole-astrophysics.
  • ISBN: 9783642395963
  • Release Date: 2013-09-14
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Gustavo E. Romero
  • Publisher: Springer



This book is based on the lecture notes of a one-semester course on black hole astrophysics given by the author and is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in astrophysics. The material included goes beyond that found in classic textbooks and presents details on astrophysical manifestations of black holes. In particular, jet physics and detailed accounts of objects like microquasars, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, and ultra-luminous X-ray sources are covered, as well as advanced topics like black holes in alternative theories of gravity. The author avoids unnecessary technicalities and to some degree the book is self-contained. The reader will find some basic general relativity tools in Chapter 1. The appendices provide some additional mathematical details that will be useful for further study, and a guide to the bibliography on the subject.

Modeling Black Hole Evaporation

  • Filename: modeling-black-hole-evaporation.
  • ISBN: 9781860945274
  • Release Date: 2005-01
  • Number of pages: 334
  • Author: Alessandro Fabbri
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press



The scope of this book is two-fold: the first part gives a fully detailed and pedagogical presentation of the Hawking effect and its physical implications, and the second discusses the backreaction problem, especially in connection with exactly solvable semiclassical models that describe analytically the black hole evaporation process.The book aims to establish a link between the general relativistic viewpoint on black hole evaporation and the new CFT-type approaches to the subject. The detailed discussion on backreaction effects is also extremely valuable.

A Relativist s Toolkit

  • Filename: a-relativist-s-toolkit.
  • ISBN: 1139451995
  • Release Date: 2004-05-06
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Eric Poisson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This 2004 textbook fills a gap in the literature on general relativity by providing the advanced student with practical tools for the computation of many physically interesting quantities. The context is provided by the mathematical theory of black holes, one of the most elegant, successful, and relevant applications of general relativity. Among the topics discussed are congruencies of timelike and null geodesics, the embedding of spacelike, timelike and null hypersurfaces in spacetime, and the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity. Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity. Instead, it is meant to help the reader acquire advanced skills and become a competent researcher in relativity and gravitational physics. The primary readership consists of graduate students in gravitational physics. It will also be a useful reference for more seasoned researchers working in this field.

The Black Hole of Auschwitz

  • Filename: the-black-hole-of-auschwitz.
  • ISBN: 9780745632414
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 189
  • Author: Primo Levi
  • Publisher: Polity



A moving book that shows the care and conviction with which Primo Levi writes about the Holocaust, this work also shows the range of his interests and the skill, thoughtfulness, and sensitivity he brought to all his subjects.

A Steady Drop Will Wear a Hole in the Rock Feminism the John Henry Myth and the Black Male Experience in Higher Education A Persistence Case Study

  • Filename: a-steady-drop-will-wear-a-hole-in-the-rock-feminism-the-john-henry-myth-and-the-black-male-experience-in-higher-education-a-persistence-case-study.
  • ISBN: 9780549390299
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author:
  • Publisher: ProQuest



Many other themes related to the life narratives and the academic persistence of the study participants were described as complements to the study's significant findings. Data from administrators, faculty, counselors, staff and coaches was compared to student interviews. The culmination of analysis resulted in suggestions for institutional policy and practice, especially as related to the college's student equity and learning outcome agenda.

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