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Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu 1938-

Works: 157 works in 596 publications in 12 languages and 12,082 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Contributor, Commentator, Creator
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 )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intriguing phenomena of 'gravity' to the student and general reader
Current issues in cosmology( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the current ideas describing the large-scale structure of the Universe? How do they relate to the observed facts? This book, first published in 2006, looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. It arises from an international conference that brought together many of the world's leading players in cosmology. In addition to presenting individual talks, the proceedings of the resulting discussions are also recorded. Giving a comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics
An introduction to relativity by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,148 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
From black clouds to black holes by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a general introduction to modern (20th century) astronomy
Violent phenomena in the universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 648 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
Introduction to cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action at a distance in physics and cosmology by Fred Hoyle( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 557 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 )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 527 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
Seven wonders of the Cosmos by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 414 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 )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 355 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
Facts and speculations in cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 349 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
Quasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction by A. K Kembhavi( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides an account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). It covers key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness and gravitational lensing
The return of Vaman : a science-fiction novel by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of science fiction writings by Jayant V. Narlikar offers readers a unique glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist's vivid and highly imaginative concepts and stories. The fictional material comprises a witty short story ("The rare idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the possible consequences of a mirror-symmetric individual in the context of cricket test match performances, as well as the fast-paced, gripping science fiction thriller "The return of Vaman": when an alien container is unearthed by a crew of scientists, the enormous potential technological applications of its contents bring various criminal elements on the scene - but when the real danger becomes apparent it is almost too late to save humanity. Last but not least, the book provides readers with extensive insights into the genesis and scientific background of the fictional material presented in this volume, along with an autobiographical account of the author's life-long interest in science fiction and his contributions to the genre. About the author: Jayant V. Narlikar is internationally known for his work in cosmology, in particular for championing models alternative to the standard big-bang theory. He was president of the cosmology commission of the International Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has received several national and international awards and honorary doctorates - he is a Bhatnagar awardee, as well as recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. He is Fellow of the three Indian national science academies as well as of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Well beyond his scientific research, Prof. Narlikar is widely known as a science communicator through his books, articles, and radio/TV programs and he was honored by the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award. He made his debut in science fiction writing in 1974, by winning the top prize in the story writing competition organized by the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental organization engaged in science popularization.
Introduction to cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introductory textbook describes modern cosmology at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates who are familiar with mathematical methods and basic theoretical physics. An introductory survey of the large scale structure of the universe is followed by an outline of general relativity. This is then used to construct the standard models of the universe. The very early and early stages of the Big Bang are described, and this includes primordial nucleosynthesis, grand unified theories, primordial black holes, and the era of quantum cosmology. The problem of the formation of structure in the universe is then addressed. This textbook concludes with brief outlines of alternative cosmologies. It includes 400 problems for students to solve, and is accompanied by numerous worked examples
Lectures on general relativity and cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

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

Lectures on cosmology and action at a distance electrodynamics by Fred Hoyle( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 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
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Current issues in cosmology
Current issues in cosmologyAn introduction to relativityFrom black clouds to black holesViolent phenomena in the universeIntroduction to cosmologyA different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards realitySeven wonders of the CosmosGravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology
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Τζαγιάντ Νάρλικαρ Ινδός φυσικός

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Джайант Нарликар индийский астрофизик и писатель.

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