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Directions in general relativity : proceedings of the 1993 International Symposium, Maryland. Vol. 1, Papers in honor of Charles Misner

Author: B L Hu; M P Ryan; C V Vishveshwara
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proceedings of the International Symposium on General Relativity, University of Maryland, March 1993.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Named Person: Charles W Misner; Charles W Misner
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B L Hu; M P Ryan; C V Vishveshwara
ISBN: 052145266X 9780521452663 0521452678 9780521452670
OCLC Number: 223021389
Notes: "Proceedings of a major International Symposium on General Relativity held at the University of Maryland 27 to 29 May 1993 ..."
Description: xxiv, 423 pages : illustrations ; portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Remarks concerning the geometrics of gravity, gauge fields and quantum theory J. S. Anandan; 2. Gravity and the unification of fundamental interactions R. L. Arnowitt and P. Nath; 3. Minisuperspaces: symmetrics and quantization A. Ashtekar, R. S. Tate and C. Uggla; 4. Quantum cosmology B. K. Berger; 5. A pictorial history of some gravitational instanton D. Brill and K.- T. Pirk; 6. No time machines from lightlike sources in 2+1 gravity S. Deser and A. R. Steif; 7. Inhomogeneity and anisotropy genertation in FRW cosmologies G. F. R. Ellis and D. R. Matravers; 8. Misner, kinks and Black Holes D. Finkelstein; 9. The quantum mechanics of closed systems J. B. Hartle; 10. Cosmological vacuum open system W. A. Hiscock and D. A. Samuel; 11. Minisuperspace as a quantum open system B. L. Hu, J. P. Paz and S. Sinha; 12. Ricci flow on minisuperspaces and the geometry-topology problem J. Isenberg and M. Jackson; 13. Classical and quantum dynamics of Black Hole interiors W. Israel; 14. Matter time in canonical quantum gravity K. V. Kuchar; 15. The isotropy and homogeneity of the universe R. A. Matzner; 16. Recent advances in ADM reduction V. Moncrief; 17. Some progress in classical canonical gravity J. M. Nester; 18. Harmonic map formulation of colliding electrovac place waves Y. Nutku; 19. Geometry, the renormalization groups and gravity D. J. O'Connor and C. R. Stephens; 20. An example of the indeterminacy of the already-unified theory R. Penrose; 21. Nonstatic metric of Hiscock-Gott type A. K. Raychaudhuri; 22. Non-standard phase space variables, quantization and path-integrals, or little ado about much M. P. Ryan, Jr. and Sergio Hojmann; 23. The present status of the decaying neutrino theory D. W. Sciama; 24. Exploiting the computer to investigate Black Holes and cosmic censorship S. L. Shapiro and S. A. Teukolsky; 25. Misner space as a prototype for almost any pathology K. S. Thorne; 26. Relativity and rotation C. V. Vishveshwara; 27. The first law of Black Hole mechanics R. M. Wald; 28. Gravitational radiation antenna observations J. Weber and G. Wilmot; 29. The back-reaction is never negligible: entropy of Black Holes and radiation J. W. York, Jr.; 30. Toward a thesis topic J. A. Wheeler.
Responsibility: [edited by] B.L. Hu, M.P. Ryan, C.V. Vishveshwara.

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"This volume will be invaluable to students and researchers in gravitational physics and related theoretical areas." Viqar Husain, Mathematical Reviews

 
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