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Violent Phenomena in the Universe

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The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence—gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes—that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This reader-friendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the development of modern astrophysics and its explanations of these startling celestial fireworks.

This lively narrative ranges from the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent exciting discoveries of such violent phenomena as supernovae, pulsars, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An in-depth exploration of the Big Bang covers both conventional theory and subsequent issues that cast doubt upon its explanation of the birth of the universe. Several appendixes offer supplements to the text's main topics, and a helpful glossary and tables of references appear at the end.

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Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982 edition.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this lively narrative traces the development of modern cosmology. It ranges from gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent discoveries — supernovae, pulsars, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars — and offers an in-depth exploration of the Big Bang. 1982 edition.

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Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising" and accessible to the general reader, this volume explores the facts behind exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. The author collaborated with his teacher, Fred Hoyle, on the development of gravitation theory. Narlikar is professor of astrophysics at Bombay's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Table of Contents

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1. The Violent Universe

2. Gravity According to Newton

3. Gravity According to Einstein

4. The Physics of Black Holes

5. Star Explosions and their Aftermaths

6. Powerful X-ray Sources in our Galaxy

7. Active Galaxies and Quasars

8. The Big Bang

9. The Big Bang Revisited

Appendix A. The Electromagnetic Wave and the Photon

Appendix B. The Special Theory of Relativity

Appendix C. The Doppler Effect

Appendix D. Sub-atomic Particles

Appendix E. Types of Electromagnetic Radiation

Table I. Catalogues of Astronomical Objects

Table II. Fundamental Constants of Physics and Astrophysics

Glossary

Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486457970
Author:
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Narlikar, Jayant V.
Author:
Narlikar, Jayant
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Cosmology
Subject:
Astrophysics
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Science Books
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.54 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this lively narrative traces the development of modern cosmology. It ranges from gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent discoveries — supernovae, pulsars, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars — and offers an in-depth exploration of the Big Bang. 1982 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising" and accessible to the general reader, this volume explores the facts behind exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. The author collaborated with his teacher, Fred Hoyle, on the development of gravitation theory. Narlikar is professor of astrophysics at Bombay's Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

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