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Astrophysics of Black Holes (Paperback)

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Based on graduate school lectures in contemporary relativity and gravitational physics, this book gives a complete and unified picture of the present status of theoretical and observational properties of astrophysical black holes. The chapters are written by internationally recognized specialists. They cover general theoretical aspects of black hole astrophysics, the theory of accretion and ejection of gas and jets, stellar-sized black holes observed in the Milky Way, the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes in galactic centers and quasars as well as their influence on the dynamics in galactic nuclei. The final chapter addresses analytical relativity of black holes supporting theoretical understanding of the coalescence of black holes as well as being of great relevance in identifying gravitational wave signals.With its introductory chapters the book is aimed at advanced graduate and post-graduate students, but it will also be useful for specialists.
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Gravity, Astrophysics + Space Science
Series Title: Lecture Notes in Physics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: November 10, 2015
TCIN: 50605631
UPC: 9783319194158
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-8853

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