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Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu 1938-

Works: 116 works in 497 publications in 12 languages and 10,483 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
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Most widely held works about Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Most widely held works by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
The lighter side of gravity by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravity is the most enigmatic of all known basic forces in nature. Yet it controls everything from the motion of ocean tides to the expansion of the entire Universe. Many books use technical jargon and high-powered maths to explain what gravity is all about. In The Lighter Side of Gravity, the presentation is beautifully clear and completely non-technical. Familiar analogies, interesting anecdotes and numerous illustrations are used throughout to get across subtle effects and difficult points. The coverage is, however, comprehensive and makes no compromise with accuracy. This second edition has been brought completely up to date and expanded to include the discovery of gigantic gravitational lenses in space, the findings of the COBE satellite, the detection of MACHOS, the investigations of the very early Universe and other new ideas in cosmology. In short, this lucid and stimulating book presents 'the lighter side' of the intriguing phenomena of 'gravity' to the student and general reader
Introduction to cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure of the universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent phenomena in the universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence-gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes-that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This reader-friendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the development of modern astrophysics and its explanations of these startling celestial fireworks. This lively narrative ranges from the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent exciting discoveries of such violent phenomena as supernovae, pulsars, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An in-depth exploration of the Big Bang covers both conventional theory and subsequent issues that cast doubt upon its explanation of the birth of the universe. Several appendixes offer supplements to the text's main topics, and a helpful glossary and tables of references appear at the end
Action at a distance in physics and cosmology by Fred Hoyle( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards reality by Fred Hoyle( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All cosmology research adopts one model of the universe, the hot big bang model. But the authors of this book take a different approach. Starting with the beginnings of modern cosmology, they conduct a review of the observations made from 1945 to present
The physics-astronomy frontier by Fred Hoyle( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu yi wu li xue zhong de si zhong zuo yong li:dian ci xiang hu zuo yong li,Qiang xiang hu zuo yong li,Ruo xiang hu zuo yong li,Yin li xiang hu zuo yong li wei kuang jia,Xi tong jie shao le tian wen xue he tian ti wu li xue zhi shi,Shu zhong bao kuo le jin dai tian wen xue de zui xin yan jiu cheng guo yi ji zuo zhe zi ji chuang li de xue shuo
From black clouds to black holes by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transfer of radiationFrom Kelvin and Helmholtz to Eddington; The star as a nuclear reactor; 7 The Stars as Fusion Reactors; Stars on the main sequence; The red giant stars; The end of the road; The origin of the elements; 8 When Stars Explode; The tale of a ""guest"" star; Supernovae; Star formation revisited; 9 Very Dense Stars; White dwarfs; A historic controversy; Neutron stars; The discovery of pulsars; 10 Black Holes; Gravity as a dictator; Gravitational collapse; Black holes according to general relativity; The search for black holes; 11 The Quest Continues
Seven wonders of the Cosmos by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the universe and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science." "Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and solar system and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the universe. Each of the seven wonders represents a range of mysterious phenomena or a class of spectacular events or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and often defied explanation."--Jacket
The primeval universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts and speculations in cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theory of the origin of the universe has advanced overtime through observational evidence as well as through a lot of speculation. In this historical approach to cosmology, the authors review our present ideas on the origin and large-scale structure of the universe against the backdrop of our astronomical knowledge. They argue that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern cosmology, showing how assumptions have been made and portrayed as confirmed facts." "This unique book gives not only a critical assessment of the big bang theory, but presents a host of anomalous observations, and puts forward an alternative, controversial theory on the origin of the universe. A non-mathematical account, it contains analogies from everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and follow the arguments presented. A thought-provoking insight into the evolution of cosmology for undergraduate students and general readers, this book shows that the mystery of the origin of the universe is far from being solved."--Jacket
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 302 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
Quasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction by A. K Kembhavi( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). The latest observations and theoretical models are combined in this clear, pedagogic textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Researchers will also find this wide-ranging and coherent review invaluable. Throughout, detailed derivations of important results are provided to ensure the book is self-contained. Theories and models are critically compared with detailed and often puzzling observations from across the spectrum. We are led through all the key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness, gravitational lensing, unification and detailed, multi-wavelength studies of individual objects. Particular emphasis is placed on radio, X- and gamma-ray observations - not covered in depth in any previous book. All those entering into this exciting and dynamic area of astronomy research will find this book an ideal introduction
An introduction to relativity by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at"--Provided by publisher
Gravitation, quanta, and the universe : proceedings of the Einstein Centenary Symposium held at Ahmedabad, India, 29 January-3 February 1979 by Einstein Centenary Symposium( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on general relativity and cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current issues in cosmology( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the world's leading players in cosmology look at the strengths and weaknesses of the current big bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. A comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics
From black clouds to black holes by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents in a simple style the success story of modern astrophysics -- how the application of known physics to models of stars can, together with the observational data, help us understand what stars are made of, how they live and how they die. The account is non-technical but scientifically accurate. It is interspersed with anecdotes and analogies to make the subject matter readable and understandable even to a lay reader with some basic scientific background
Lectures on cosmology and action at a distance electrodynamics by Fred Hoyle( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the subject of electrodynamics at classical as well as quantum level, developed as an interaction at a distance. Thus it has electric charges interacting with one another directly and not through the medium of a field. In general such an interaction travels forward and backward in time symmetrically, thus apparently violating the principle of causality. It turns out, however, that in such a description the cosmological boundary conditions become very important. The theory therefore works only in a cosmology with the right boundary conditions; but when it does work it is fre
The return of Vaman : a science-fiction novel by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 FarewellPart III; The Science Behind the Fiction ; Sci-Fi and I: Science Fiction from a Personal Perspective; Introductionundefined; Categories of Science Writingundefined; Why Write Science Fiction?undefined; My Maiden Attemptundefined; Vaman and Other Novelsundefined; Good Science Fictionundefined; Some Examples of Logical Constraints I Have Respectedundefined; My Views on Some Science Fiction Filmsundefined; Critics and Reviewersundefined; Concluding Remarksundefined
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A different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards reality
Alternative Names
Džajant Višnu Narlikar

Jayant Narlikar

Jayant Narlikar 1938-....

Jayant Narlikar astronome, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay

Jayant Narlikar físico indio

Jayant Narlikar Indiaas natuurkundige

Jayant Narlikar Indian physicist

Jayant Vishnu Narlikar

Jayant Vishnu Narlikar 1938-....

Jayant Vishnu Narlikar astrofisico indiano

Jayant Vishnu Narlikar indischer Astrophysiker

Jaẏanta Bishṇu Nārlikar 1938-

Jayanta Nāraḷīkara

Jayanta Nāraḷīkara 1938-

Jayanta Nārlīkara 1938-

Naralikar, J. V. 1938-

Naralikar, J. V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-

Nāraḷīkara, Jayanta

Nāraḷīkara, Jayanta 1938-

Nāraḷīkara, Jayanta ncoh 1938-

Narāḷīkara, Jayanta Viṣṇu 1938-

Narlikar, Dž.

Narlikar, Dž 1938-

Narlikar, Džajant.

Narlikar, J. 1938-

Narlikar, J.V.

Narlikar, J. V. 1938-

Narlikar, J. V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-

Narlikar, Javant V. 1938-

Narlikar, Jayant.

Narlikar Jayant 1938-....

Narlikar, Jayant V.

Narlikar, Jayant V. 1938-

Narlikar, Jayant V. (Jayant Vishnu)

Narlikar, Jayant V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-

Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu

Nārlikar, Jaẏanta Bishṇu 1938-

Nārlīkara, Jayanta 1938-

Vishnu Narlikar, Jayant

Τζαγιάντ Νάρλικαρ Ινδός φυσικός

Джайант Нарликар индийский астрофизик и писатель.

Жаянт Нарлікар

Нарликар, Дж 1938-

Нарликар, Джайянт

جایانت نارلیکار

जयंत विष्णू नारळीकर

जयन्त विष्णु नार्लीकर

डा. जयन्त नारळीकरः

জয়ন্ত বিষ্ণু নারলিকর

জয়ন্ত বিষ্ণু নারলিকর ভারতীয় র্পদার্থবিজ্ঞানী

ஜயந்த் நாரளீக்கர்

ಜಯಂತ ನಾರ್ಳಿಕರ್

ജയന്ത് നാർളീകർ


ナーリカー, J.

ナーリカー, V. ジャヤント

ナーリカー, ジャヤント・V



Introduction to cosmologyViolent phenomena in the universeA different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards realityFrom black clouds to black holesSeven wonders of the CosmosFacts and speculations in cosmologyGravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmologyQuasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction