Black Holes


Black Holes

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521400299
  • DDC分類 523.8875

Full Description

Black holes are undoubtedly one of the most fascinating discoveries of modern astronomy, and their description one of the most daring intellectual feats of modern times. They have already become legendary, forming the basis of many myths, fantasies and science fiction movies. Are they really the monsters which devour light and stars; bottomless celestial pits into which all matter is sucked and crushed? Are they an observable reality, or are they just hypothetical objects from the theory of relativity? In answering such questions the author takes us on a fabulous journey through space and time. Dr Jean-Pierre Luminet is an astronomer at Meudon Observatory in France, a specialist on the subject of black holes, and has also acquired a reputation for being a gifted writer and communicator. In this book he makes the subject of black holes accessible to any interested reader, who will need no mathematical background.

Table of Contents

Part I. Gravitation and Light: 1. First fruits
2. Relativity
3. Curved space-time
Part II. Exquisite Bodies: 4. Chronicle of the
twilight years
5. Ashes and diamonds
6. Supernovae
7. Pulsars
8. Gravitation triumphant
Part III. The Light Assassinated: 9. The far
10. Illuminations
11. A descent into the maelstrom
12. Map games
13. The black hole machine
14. The quantum black hole
Part IV. Light Regained: 15. Primordial black
16. The zoo of X-ray stars
17. Giant black holes
18. Gravitational light
19. The black hole Universe