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The shadow of the black hole

Author: John W Moffat
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
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"Black holes are one of the extraordinary phenomena in the universe whose existence was surmised not by observations, but by theory. The black hole is a prediction of Einstein's 1915-1916 gravitational theory, general relativity, which replaced Sir Isaac Newton's gravity theory, published in his famous treatise Principia in 1687. In 1784, Reverend John Michell, a fellow of Queens' College and Professor of Geology at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moffat, John W..
The shadow of the black hole
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
(DLC) 2019048687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John W Moffat
ISBN: 0190650745 9780190650742 9780190650735 0190650737 9780197517383 0197517382
OCLC Number: 1125308487
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Gravitation and black holes --
Thermodynamics, quantum physics, and black holes --
Stars and black holes --
Early observations of black holes --
Wormholes, time travel, and other exotic theories --
Origins of gravitational waves and detectors --
The biggest ears in the sky --
LIGO/Virgo listens to neutron stars --
Alternative gravitational theories --
The biggest eyes in the sky --
the EHT.
Responsibility: John W. Moffat.


The Shadow of the Black Hole shares the entertaining history of black holes.  Read more...


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This book is probably the perfect primer for an undergraduate considering a future in cosmology, or for a physicist looking to get a whistle-stop update on gravity, LIGO and the EHT. For those who do Read more...

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