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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 15.00
Over the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by developments that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein's realization that black holes have entropy. Steven Hawking raised profound issues concerning the loss of information in black hole evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in a world with gravity. more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 220.00
Black holes are among the most mysterious objects that the human mind has been capable of imagining. As pure mathematical constructions, they are tools for exploiting the fundamental laws of physics. As astronomical sources, they are part of our cosmic landscape, warping space-time, coupled to the large-scale properties and life cycle of their host... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 116.00
Reviewing the fundamental instrumental techniques and current observational results, this book unveils the mysteries of the physical processes in the central parsec of our Milky Way: the super-massive black hole embedded in a central stellar cluster as well as the gas and dust in the circumnuclear region. The observations described cover the entire... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 96.00
The scope of this book is two-fold: the first part gives a fully detailed and pedagogical presentation of the Hawking effect and its physical implications, and the second discusses the backreaction problem, especially in connection with exactly solvable semiclassical models that describe analytically the black hole evaporation process. The book aims... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64
This 2007 book examines gravitational collapse for graduate students and researchers in gravitation physics, fundamental physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 219.00
Black hole gravitohydromagnetics (GHM) is developed from the rudiments to the frontiers of research in this book. This second edition of the book is updated throughout and contains a completely new chapter discussing the state-of-the-art. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 49.50
This dissertation presents recent discoveries on partition functions for four-dimensional supersymmetric black holes. These partition functions are important tools to explain the entropy of black holes from a microscopic point of view within string theory and M-theory. The results are applied to two central research topics in modern theoretical physics,... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 170.00 US$ 147.33
This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects. The latest astronomical data is assessed. Over 250 exercises. more...