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Black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars : the physics of compact objects

Author: Stuart Louis Shapiro; Saul Arno Teukolsky
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, cop. 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Louis Shapiro; Saul Arno Teukolsky
ISBN: 0471873179 9780471873174 0471873160 9780471873167
OCLC Number: 751093872
Notes: A Wiley-Interscience Publication.
Description: XVII, 645 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Star Deaths and the Formation of Compact Objects. Cold Equation of State Below Neutron Drip. White Dwarfs. Cooling of White Dwarfs. General Relativity. The Equilibrium and Stability of Fluid Configurations. Rotation and Magnetic Fields. Cold Equation of State Above Neutron Drip. Neutron Star Models: Masses and Radii. Pulsars. Cooling of Neutron Stars. Black Holes. Compact X-Ray Sources. Accretion Onto Black Holes. Accretion Onto Neutron Stars and White Dwarfs. Gravitational Radiation. Supermassive Stars and Black Holes. Stellar Collapse and Supernova Explosions. Appendixes. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: Stuart L. Shapiro, Saul A. Teukolsky.

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