Gravitation in Astrophysics : Cargèse 1986

With 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'...

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Other Authors: Carter, B. (Editor), Hartle, J.B. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1987, 1987
Edition:1st ed. 1987
Series:Nato Science Series B:, Physics
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I. 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