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Padmanabhan, T. (Thanu) 1957-

Works: 53 works in 307 publications in 4 languages and 8,518 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Catalogs 
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Most widely held works by T Padmanabhan
After the first three minutes : the story of our universe by T Padmanabhan( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Persian and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does our Universe evolve? And how did structures like stars and galaxies form? In recent years, scientists' understanding of these profound questions has developed enormously. This book presents a clear and detailed picture of contemporary cosmology for the general reader. Unlike existing popular books on cosmology, After the First Three Minutes does not gloss over details, nor shy away from explaining the underlying concepts. Instead, with a lucid and informal style, the author introduces all the relevant background and then carefully pieces together an engaging story of the evolution of our Universe. We are left with a state-of-the-art picture of scientists' current understanding in cosmology, and a keen taste of the excitement of this fast-moving science. Throughout, no mathematics is used; and all technical jargon is clearly introduced and reinforced in a handy glossary at the end of the book. For general readers who want to get to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe, this book provides an exciting and uncompromising read
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a clear and authoritative book on all the fundamental physical processes graduate students need for cutting-edge research in astrophysics and cosmology
Structure formation in the universe by T Padmanabhan( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmology and astrophysics through problems by T Padmanabhan( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second half uses these concepts to develop modern cosmology and structure formation: topics include the expanding universe, the physics of high redshift objects and the very early universe. This unique self-study textbook will be of key interest to graduate students and researchers in cosmology, astrophysics, relativity and theoretical physics. It is particularly well suited to graduate-level courses
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For several decades since its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity stood somewhat aloof from the rest of physics. Paradoxically, the attributes which normally boost a physical theory - namely, its perfection as a theoreti cal framework and the extraordinary intellectual achievement underlying i- prevented the general theory from being assimilated in the mainstream of physics. It was as if theoreticians hesitated to tamper with something that is manifestly so beautiful. Happily, two developments in the 1970s have narrowed the gap. In 1974 Stephen Hawking arrived at the remarkable result that black holes radiate after all. And in the second half of the decade, particle physicists discovered that the only scenario for applying their grand unified theories was offered by the very early phase in the history of the Big Bang universe. In both cases, it was necessary to discuss the ideas of quantum field theory in the background of curved spacetime that is basic to general relativity. This is, however, only half the total story. If gravity is to be brought into the general fold of theoretical physics we have to know how to quantize it. To date this has proved a formidable task although most physicists would agree that, as in the case of grand unified theories, quantum gravity will have applications to cosmology, in the very early stages of the Big Bang universe. In fact, the present picture of the Big Bang universe necessarily forces us to think of quantum cosmology
An invitation to astrophysics by T Padmanabhan( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Gravitation. 1.1. Orbits in Newtonian gravity. 1.2. Precession and tides. 1.3. Virial theorem. 1.4. Gravitational collisions and relaxation. 1.5. Relativistic gravity. 1.6. Gravitational lensing -- 2. Radiative processes. 2.1. The origin of radiation. 2.2. Thermal radiation. 2.3. Monochromatic plane wave. 2.4. Astrophysical radiative processes. 2.5. Radiative processes in quantum theory -- 3. Matter. 3.1. Equations of state. 3.2. Self-gravitating barotropic fluids. 3.3. Flows of matter. 3.4. Basic plasma physics -- 4. Stars and stellar evolution. 4.1. When is gravity important? 4.2. Stellar magnitudes and colours. 4.3. Modeling stellar structure. 4.4. The Sun as a star. 4.5. Overview of stellar evolution -- 5. Relics of stars. 5.1. Supernova remnants. 5.2. White dwarfs. 5.3. Neutron stars and pulsars. 5.4. Black holes. 5.5. Compact remnants in stellar binaries -- 6. Cosmology and the early universe. 6.1. Evolution of the universe. 6.2. Primordial nucleosynthesis. 6.3. Decoupling of matter and radiation. 6.4. Formation of dark matter halos. 6.5. Generation of initial perturbations. 6.6. Temperature anisotropies in the CMBR -- 7. Universe at z < 20. 7.1. Galaxy formation. 7.2. Star formation history of the universe. 7.3. Intergalactic medium and the Gunn-Peterson effect. 7.4. Ionisation of IGM -- 8. Normal galaxies. 8.1. Morphological classification of galaxies. 8.2. Models for stellar distribution in a galaxy. 8.3. Spectral energy distribution of galaxies. 8.4. The evolution of galaxies. 8.5. Luminosity function of galaxies. 8.6. Distribution of galaxies -- 9. Active galaxies. 9.1. AGN: basic paradigm and the spectra. 9.2. Radio jets and bulk relativistic motion. 9.3. Quasar luminosity function. 9.4. Neutral hydrogen in the intergalactic medium
Gravitation : foundations and frontiers by T Padmanabhan( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering all aspects of gravitation in a contemporary style, this advanced textbook is ideal for graduate students and researchers in all areas of theoretical physics." "The 'Foundations' section develops the formalism in six chapters, and uses it in the next four chapters to discuss four key applications-spherical spacetimes, black holes, gravitational waves and cosmology. The six chapters in the 'Frontiers' section describe cosmological perturbation theory, quantum fields in curved spacetime, and the Hamiltonian structure of general relativity, among several other advanced topics, some of which are covered in-depth for the first time in a textbook." "The modular structure of the book allows different sections to be combined to suit a variety of courses. More than 225 exercises are included to test and develop the reader's understanding. There are also over 30 projects to help readers make the transition from the book to their own original research."--Jacket
Gravitation and cosmology : proceedings of the ICGC-95 Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune, India, on December 13-19, 1995 by Sanjeev Dhurandhar( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subjects of general relativity and cosmology have grown significantly in different directions during the last few years. This book, which is the proceedings of the `International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology - 95' (ICGC-95) highlights and reviews the current development in these fields. The book contains fourteen plenary lectures reviewing different areas of quantum and classical gravity, observational cosmology and gravitational radiation. It also includes detailed reports on five workshops dealing with the technical developments which have taken place in these areas during the last few years. This book will be of interest to research workers and graduate students working in the area of gravitation and cosmology
Quantum themes : the charms of the microworld by T Padmanabhan( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum theory is one of the more abstract branches of theoretical physics, yet it makes clear and concrete predictions which are repeatedly verified experimentally. More recently, there has been some confluence between the concepts of microphysics and those of macrophysics. Currently fashionable ideas in cosmology are also deeply linked to concepts from quantum theory, thus attracting greater interest in this subject. This book takes stock of what quantum theory has achieved and where it is leading to at present, in a manner understandable to an educated layman."--Jacket
Sleeping beauties in theoretical physics : 26 surprising insights by T Padmanabhan( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion self-contained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics
Stars and stellar systems by T Padmanabhan( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative textbook - the second volume of a comprehensive three-volume course on theoretical astrophysics - deals with stellar physics. Designed to help graduate students and researchers develop an understanding of the key physical processes governing stars and stellar systems, it teaches the fundamentals, and then builds on them to give the reader an in-depth understanding of advanced topics. The book's modular design allows the chapters to be approached individually, yet seamless transitions create a coherent and connected whole. It can be used alone or in conjunction with Volume I, which covers a wide range of astrophysical processes, and the forthcoming Volume III, on galaxies and cosmology. After reviewing the key observational results and nomenclature used in stellar astronomy, the book develops a solid understanding of central concepts including stellar structure and evolution, the physics of stellar remnants, pulsars, binary stars, the sun and planetary systems, interstellar medium and globular clusters. Throughout, the reader's comprehension is developed and tested with more than seventy-five exercises. This indispensable volume provides graduate students with a self-contained introduction to stellar physics, and will allow them to master the material sufficiently to read and engage in research with heightened understanding
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum field theory : the why, what and how by T Padmanabhan( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes, in clear terms, the Why, What and the How of Quantum Field Theory. The raison d'etre of QFT is explained by starting from the dynamics of a relativistic particle and demonstrating how it leads to the notion of quantum fields. Non-perturbative aspects and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, Davies-Unruh effect, Casimir effect and spontaneous symmetry breaking introduce the reader to the elegance and breadth of applicability of field theoretical concepts. Complementing the conceptual aspects, the book also develops all the relevant mathematical techniques in detail, leading e.g., to the computation of anomalous magnetic moment of the electron and the two-loop renormalisation of the self-interacting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both self-study and classroom use
Course of theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galaxies and cosmology by T Padmanabhan( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level. Beginning with an overview of the key observational results and necessary terminology, it goes on to cover important topics including the theory of galactic structure and galactic dynamics, structure formation, cosmic microwave background radiation, formation of luminous galaxies in the universe, intergalactic medium and active galactic nuclei. Topics are developed in a contemporary fashion, with emphasis on currently active research areas. This self-contained text has a modular structure, and contains over one hundred worked exercises. It can be used alone, or in conjunction with the previous two accompanying volumes (Volume I: Astrophysical Processes, and Volume II: Stars and Stellar Systems). The textbook develops all aspects of extragalactic astronomy and cosmology in a detailed and pedagogical way, and will be invaluable to researchers and graduate students of extragalactic astronomy, astrophysics and theoretical physics
Astrophysical processes by T Padmanabhan( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy in India : a historical perspective by T Padmanabhan( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A l'occasion des célébrations du jubilé de platine de l'Académie nationale des sciences de l'Inde, l'ouvrage propose une rétrospective historique de l'histoire de l'astronomie indienne en six chapitres éclairant chacun un développement particulier de cette science. Les deux premiers chapitres, par Balachandra Rao et M.S. Sriram, couvrent l'astronomie ancienne et le développement du calcul dans un texte ancien du Kerala, la Gaṇita-Yuktibhāṣā de Jyeṣṭhadeva (c.1530). Les quatre chapitres suivants (par B.V. Sreekantam, Siraj Hasan, Govind Swarup et Jayant Narlikar) traitent de l'histoire contemporaine de l'astronomie indienne (spatiale, optique, radio, astrophysique)
Physics at the Large Hadron Collider by A Datta( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an epoch when particle physics is awaiting a major step forward, the Large Hydron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva will soon be operational. It will collide a beam of high energy protons with another similar beam circulation in the same 27 km tunnel but in the opposite direction, resulting in the production of many elementary particles some never created in the laboratory before. It is widely expected that the LHC will discover the Higgs boson, the particle which supposedly lends masses to all other fundamental particles. In addition, the question as to whether there is some new law of physics at such high energy is likely to be answered through this experiment. The present volume contains a collection of articles written by international experts, both theoreticians and experimentalists, from India and abroad, which aims to acquaint a non-specialist with some basic issues related to the LHC. At the same time, it is expected to be a useful, rudimentary companion of introductory exposition and technical expertise alike, and it is hoped to become unique in its kind. The fact that there is substantial Indian involvement in the entire LHC endeavour, at all levels including fabrication, physics analysis procedures as well as theoretical studies, is also amply brought out in the collection
Computerised international catalogue of Tamil palmleaf manuscripts( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Tamil and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Theoretical astrophysicsStructure formation in the universeCosmology and astrophysics through problemsGravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmologyAn invitation to astrophysicsGravitation : foundations and frontiersGravitation and cosmology : proceedings of the ICGC-95 Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune, India, on December 13-19, 1995Quantum themes : the charms of the microworld