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Theoretical Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity - Norman R. Lebovitz

Theoretical Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity

By: Norman R. Lebovitz (Editor)

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Published: 17th December 1977
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"This is a remarkable book: a symposium proceedings volume that will also function as a graduate-level text. Dedicated to the great theorist S. Chandrasekhar, the book consists of ten well-written chapters that cover the essential tools of theoretical astrophysics. The first half of the volume is concerned with the theory of how stars work (structure, stability, rotation, magnetism, dynamics) and the latter half is mainly a survey of relativistic astrophysics. . . . Read it for a broad-brush view of what theorists are up to now and how they solve problems."--"Journal of the British Astronomical Association"
"The book as a whole should be a gift from every research supervisor to every new graduate student in theoretical astronomy."--D. W. Sciama, "Science"

Preface
The Study of Stellar Structure
Stellar Stability
The Influence of Rotation on Stars and Stellar Systems
The Influence of Magnetic Fields on Stars and Stellar Systems
Stellar Dynamics
Mathematics of Radiative Transfer
Relativistic Astrophysics and Observation
General-Relativistic Astrophysics
Singularities of Spacetime
The Positive-Mass Conjecture
List of Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780226469904
ISBN-10: 0226469905
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th December 1977
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 15.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Type: New edition