02841nmm a2200301 u 4500001001200000003002700012005001700039007002400056008004100080020001800121100002500139245010600164250001700270260004200287300002700329505084100356653004201197653001701239653001401256700002701270710003401297041001901331989003801350490003601388856007201424082000801496520103501504EB000621730EBX0100000000000000047481200000000000000.0cr|||||||||||||||||||||140122 ||| eng a97814613189721 aCarter, B.e[editor]00aGravitation in AstrophysicshElektronische RessourcebCargèse 1986cedited by B. Carter, J.B. Hartle a1st ed. 1987 aNew York, NYbSpringer USc1987, 1987 a399 pbonline resource0 aI. Gravitation in Localized Systems -- An Introduction to the Theory of Gravitational Radiation -- Mathematical Foundations of the Theory of Relativistic Stellar and Black Hole Configurations -- Relativistic Gravitational Instabilities -- Accretion and Collapse -- Accretion Disk Electrodynamics -- Special Topics I -- The Membrane Paradigm for Black-Hole Astrophysics -- Tidal Disruption -- Naked Singularities in Spherical Gravitational Collapse -- II. Gravitation in Cosmology -- Some Topics in Relativistic Cosmology -- Cosmic Strings and the Origin of Structure in the Universe -- Cosmological Phase Transitions -- Prediction in Quantum Cosmology -- Special Topics II -- The Quasi-Isotropic Universe -- Semiclassical Quantum Gravity in Two and Four Dimensions -- Towards a Theory for the Quantum Mechanics of Gravitational Collapse aAstronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology aAstrophysics aAstronomy1 aHartle, J.B.e[editor]2 aSpringerLink (Online service)07aeng2ISO 639-2 bSBAaSpringer Book Archives -20040 aNato Science Series B:, Physics uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-1897-2?nosfx=yxVerlag3Volltext0 a520 aWith the discovery of pulsars, quasars, and galactic X-ray sources in the late 60's and early 70's, and the coincident expansion in the search for gravitational waves, rela tivistic gravity assumed an important place in the astrophysics of localized objects. Only by pushing Einstein's solar-system-tested general theory of relativity to the study of the extremes of gravitational collapse and its outcomes did it seem that one could explain these frontier astronomical phenomena. This conclusion continues to be true today. Relativistic gravity had always played the central role in cosmology. The discov ery of the cosmic background radiation in 1965, the increasing understanding of matter physics at high energies in the decades following, and the growing wealth of observations on the large scale structure meant that it was possible to make increasingly detailed mod els of the universe, both today and far in the past. This development, not accidentally, was contemporary to that for localized objects described above