Padmanabhan, T. (Thanu) 1957
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T Padmanabhan
After the first three minutes : the story of our universe by T Padmanabhan (
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17
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1997
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2015
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English and Persian
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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 stateoftheart picture of scientists' current understanding in cosmology, and a keen taste of the excitement of this fastmoving 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 (
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34
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2000
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2007
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English
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352
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This is a clear and authoritative book on all the fundamental physical processes graduate students need for cuttingedge research in astrophysics and cosmology
Structure formation in the universe by T Padmanabhan (
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17
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1993
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1999
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English
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334
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Cosmology and astrophysics through problems by T Padmanabhan (
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12
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1996
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2000
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English
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310
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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 selfstudy textbook will be of key interest to graduate students and researchers in cosmology, astrophysics, relativity and theoretical physics. It is particularly well suited to graduatelevel courses
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar (
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1986
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English
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299
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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 (
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24
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2006
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2008
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English
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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. Selfgravitating 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 GunnPeterson 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 (
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16
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2010
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2012
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English
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234
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"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 applicationsspherical 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 indepth 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 ICGC95 Conference, held at IUCAA, Pune, India, on December 1319, 1995 by Sanjeev Dhurandhar (
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10
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1997
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English
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137
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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' (ICGC95) 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
Theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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32
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2001
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2012
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This authoritative text guides graduate students and researchers through the key physical processes governing stars and stellar systems
Quantum themes : the charms of the microworld by T Padmanabhan (
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14
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2009
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English
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113
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"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
Quantum field theory : the why, what and how by T Padmanabhan (
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12
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2016
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English and German
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43
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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. Nonperturbative aspects and the Wilsonian interpretation of field theory are emphasized right from the start. Several interesting topics such as the Schwinger effect, DaviesUnruh 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 twoloop renormalisation of the selfinteracting scalar field. It contains nearly a hundred problems, of varying degrees of difficulty, making it suitable for both selfstudy and classroom use
Course of theoretical astrophysics by T Padmanabhan (
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3
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2000
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2007
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English
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21
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Galaxies and cosmology by T Padmanabhan (
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5
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2002
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2012
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English
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21
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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 selfcontained 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 (
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6
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2012
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