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The Kerr spacetime : rotating black holes in general relativity

Author: David L Wiltshire; Matt Visser; Susan Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Unique, comprehensive overview for researchers and graduate students in observational and theoretical astrophysics, general relativity, and high-energy physics.

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Named Person: R P Kerr
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Wiltshire; Matt Visser; Susan Scott
ISBN: 9780521885126 0521885124
OCLC Number: 237884696
Description: xvi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Kerr spacetime: a brief introduction / Matt Visser --
The Kerr and Kerr-Schild metrics / Roy P. Kerr --
Roy Kerr and twistor theory / Roger Penrose --
Global and local problems solved by the Kerr metric / Brandon Carter --
Four decades of black hole uniqueness theorems / David C. Robinson --
Ray-traced visualisations in asymptotically flat spacetimes: the Kerr-Newman black hole / Benjamin R. Lewis, Susan M. Scott --
The ergosphere and dyadosphere of the Kerr black hole / Remo Ruffini --
Supermassive black holes / Fulvio Melia --
The X-ray spectra of accreting Kerr black holes / Andrew C. Fabian, Giovanni Miniutti --
Cosmological flashes from rotating black holes / Maurice H.P.M. van Putten --
Horizon constraints and black hole entropy / Steve Carlip --
Higher dimensional generalizations of the Kerr black hole / Gary T. Horowitz --
Gravitational field of a spinning mass as an example of algebraically special metrics / Roy P. Kerr --
Gravitational collapse and rotation Roy P. Kerr.
Responsibility: edited by David L. Wiltshire, Matt Visser, Susan M. Scott.
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