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Introduction to black hole physics

Author: V P Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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"This book is about black holes, one of the most intriguing objects of modern Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. For many years, black holes have been considered as interesting solutions of the theory of General Relativity with a number of amusing mathematical properties. Now after the discovery of astrophysical black holes, the Einstein gravity has become an important tool for their study. This self-contained  Read more...
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Frolov, V.P. (Valeriĭ Pavlovich).
Introduction to black hole physics.
(Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011030637
(OCoLC)730413868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: V P Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov
ISBN: 9780191731860 0191731862 9780191003226 0191003220
OCLC Number: 775869906
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Black Holes: Big Picture --
2. Physics in a Uniformly Accelerated Frame --
3. Riemannian Geometry --
4. Particles Motion in Curved Spacetime --
5. Einstein Equations --
6. Spherically Symmetric Black Holes --
7. Particles and Light Motion in Schwarzschild Spacetime --
8. Rotating Black Holes --
9. Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes --
10. Black Holes and All That Jazz --
A. Fundamental Constants and Units --
B. Gauss-Codazzi Equations --
C. Conformal Transformations --
D. Hidden Symmetries --
E. Boundary Term for the Einstein-Hilbert Action --
F. Quantum Fields.
Responsibility: Valeri P. Frolov, Andrei Zelnikov.

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What is a black hole? How many of them are in our Universe? Can black holes be created in a laboratory or in particle colliders? Can objects similar to black holes be used for space and time travel?  Read more...

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