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Exploring black holes : introduction to general relativity

Author: Edwin F Taylor; John Archibald Wheeler
Publisher: San Francisco : Addison Wesley Longman, 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a concise, directed examination of general relativity and black holes. Its goal is to provide tools that motivate students to become active participants in carrying out their own  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin F Taylor; John Archibald Wheeler
ISBN: 020138423X 9780201384239
OCLC Number: 471670886
Description: 352 s. : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Speeding (Review of Special Relativity). 2. Curving (Spacetime Near a Non-Rotating Black Hole). Project A: The Global Positioning System. 3. Plunging (Diving Toward a Black Hole). Project B: Inside The Black Hole. 4. Orbiting (Zooming Around a Black Hole). Project C: Advance of Mercury's Perihelion. 5. Seeing (Bending and Orbiting Light). Project D: Einstein Rings. Project E: Light Slowed Near Sun. Project F: The Spinning Black Hole. Project G: The Friedmann Universe. Readings in General Relativity. Glossaries of Symbols and Terms. Index. Selected Formulas. Selected Physical Constants.
Responsibility: Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler

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American Journal of Physics, Vol. 69, No. 11, pp. 1212-1213, November 2001(c)2001 American Association of Physics Teachers. All rights reserved.Most students embarking on a major in physics probably Read more...

 
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