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Relativistic figures of equilibrium / Reinhard Meinel ... [et al.].

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • ix, 218 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-215) and index.
Contents:
  • Preface-- Notation-- 1. Rotating fluid bodies in equilibrium: fundamental notions and equations-- 2. Analytical treatment of limiting cases-- 3. Numerical treatment of the general case-- 4. Remarks on stability and astrophysical relevance-- Appendixes-- References-- Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
In recent years, the study of neutron stars and black holes has become increasingly important, and rigorous mathematical analysis needs to be applied in order to understand their basic physics. This book treats the classical problem of gravitational physics within Einstein's theory of general relativity. It presents basic principles and equations needed to describe rotating fluid bodies, as well as black holes in equilibrium. It then goes on to deal with a number of analytically tractable limiting cases, placing particular emphasis on the rigidly rotating disc of dust. The book concludes by considering the general case using powerful numerical methods that are applied to various models, including the classical example of equilibrium figures of constant density. Researchers in general relativity, mathematical physics, and astrophysics will find this a valuable reference book on the topic. A related website containing codes for calculating various figures of equilibrium is available at www.cambridge.org/9780521863834.
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Contributor:
Meinel, Reinhard.
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ISBN:
9780521863834
052186383X

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