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Introduction to black hole physics

Author: V P Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V P Frolov; Andrei Zelnikov
ISBN: 9780199692293 0199692297 9780198729112 0198729111
OCLC Number: 910951210
Notes: Reprint of the resource originally published: 2011.
Description: xvi, 488 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Black Holes: Big Picture ; 2. Physics in a Uniformly Accelerated Frame ; 3. Riemannian Geometry ; 4. Particle 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 (University of Alberta).

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