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Space, Time, and Gravity The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes

ISBN-10: 0226870294
ISBN-13: 9780226870298
Edition: 2nd (Reprint)
Authors: Robert M. Wald
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Description: Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 164
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

Preface
Preface to First Edition
The Geometry of Space and Time
Special Relativity
General Relativity
Implications for Cosmology: The "Big Bang"
The Evolution of Our Universe
Stellar Evolution
Gravitational Collapse to Black Holes
Energy Extraction from Black Holes
The Astrophysics of Black Holes
Quantum Particle Creation near Black Holes
Appendix
Suggestions for Further
Reading Index

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