A Black Hole Is Not a Hole

Children and adults alike will learn a ton of spacey facts in this far-out book that’s sure to excite even the youngest of astrophiles.

Author: Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 9781632896476

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Budding astronomers and scientists will love this humorous introduction to the extremely complex concept of black holes. With space facts and answers about the galaxies (ours, and others) A Black Hole is NOT a Hole takes readers on a ride that will stretch their minds around the phenomenon known as a black hole. In lively and text, the book starts off with a thorough explanation of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of black holes. Paintings by Michael Carroll, coupled with real telescopic images, help readers visualize the facts and ideas presented in the text, such as how light bends, and what a supernova looks like. Back matter includes a timeline which sums up important findings discussed throughout, while the glossary and index provide a quick point of reference for readers. Children and adults alike will learn a ton of spacey facts in this far-out book that’s sure to excite even the youngest of astrophiles.

Black Hole Physics

This volume on black holes can be seen as a sequel to Physics of Black Holes, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1989.

Author: V. Frolov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792351452

Category: Science

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This volume on black holes can be seen as a sequel to Physics of Black Holes, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1989. The authors are recognised experts in their field, and have many years' experience in teaching courses on general relativity and black holes. The present work covers practically all aspects of black hole physics and its astrophysical applications. Among the topics treated in depth are: spacetime of stationary black holes, general theory of black holes, black hole perturbations, black hole numerics, black hole electrodynamics, black holes in unified theories of gravity, quantum black holes, final states of evaporating black holes and the information loss puzzle. Special attention is paid to the role of black holes in astrophysics and observational evidence of black hole existence. Many exotic subjects linked with black holes, such as white holes, wormholes, and time machines are discussed in detail. Numerous appendices cover mathematical aspects of general relativity and black holes and quantum field theory in curved space time. This makes the book practically self-contained. Extensive references provide the reader with a guide to the literature in this field. Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students whose work involves relativity and gravitation, statistical physics, thermodynamics, active galactic nuclei and stellar physics.

Black Holes

Offers an accessible introduction to black holes requiring no mathematical background. Black holes are the most fascination discovery of modern astronomy. They have already become legendary, and form the basis of many myths and fantasies.

Author: Jean-Pierre Luminet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521409063

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Offers an accessible introduction to black holes requiring no mathematical background.

Space Time and Gravity

Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology.

Author: Robert M. Wald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226870294

Category: Science

Page: 153

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Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

Black Holes

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0677156103

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Black Holes

Discusses the history and current state of scientific understanding of black holes, exploring what they are, how they are formed, potential uses, and what they tell us about the fate of the universe.

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000053439727

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Discusses the history and current state of scientific understanding of black holes, exploring what they are, how they are formed, potential uses, and what they tell us about the fate of the universe.

Black Holes A Very Short Introduction

In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell looks at the seemingly paradoxical, mysterious, and intriguing phenomena of astrophysical black holes.

Author: Katherine Blundell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199602667

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Black holes are a source of wide fascination. In this Very Short Introduction, Katherine Blundell addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterised and discovered, to what happens if you get too close to one. Explaining how black holes formand grow across cosmic time, as well as how many there are in the Universe, she also considers how black holes interact with matter - by stealing material that belongs to other stars, and how black holes give rise to quasars and other spectacular, yet exotic phenomena in outer space.

Hawking on the Big Bang and Black Holes

Andrei Linde (Stanford) "This review could have been quite short: 'The book contains a selection of 21 of Stephen Hawking's most significant papers with an overview written by the author'. This w

Author: Stephen W. Hawking

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810210787

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Stephen Hawking, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, has made important theoretical contributions to gravitational theory and has played a major role in the development of cosmology and black hole physics. Hawking's early work, partly in collaboration with Roger Penrose, showed the significance of spacetime singularities for the big bang and black holes. His later work has been concerned with a deeper understanding of these two issues. The work required extensive use of the two great intellectual achievements of the first half of the Twentieth Century: general relativity and quantum mechanics; and these are reflected in the reprinted articles. Hawking's key contributions on black hole radiation and the no-boundary condition on the origin of the universe are included. The present compilation of Stephen Hawking's most important work also includes an introduction by him, which guides the reader though the major highlights of the volume. This volume is thus an essentialitem in any library and will be an important reference source for those interested in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. It is an excellent thing to have so many of Professor Hawking's most important contributions to the theory of black holes and space-time singularities all collected together in one handy volume. I am very glad to have them". Roger Penrose (Oxford) "This was an excellent idea to put the best papers by Stephen Hawking together. Even his papers written many years ago remain extremely useful for those who study classical and quantum gravity. By watching the evolution of his ideas one can get a very clear picture of the development of quantum cosmology during thelast quarter of this century". Andrei Linde (Stanford) "This review could have been quite short: 'The book contains a selection of 21 of Stephen Hawking's most significant papers with an overview written by the author'. This w

Black Holes

A pedagogical introduction to the physics of black holes.

Author: Kip S. Thorne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300037708

Category: Science

Page: 367

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A pedagogical introduction to the physics of black holes. The membrane paradigm represents the four-dimemnsional spacetime of the black hole's "event horizon" as a two-dimensional membrane in three-dimensional space, allowing the reader to understand and compute the behavior of black holes in complex astrophysical environments.

Black Holes

This is intended for readers at a graduate level upwards, who wish to learn about the wide range of research concerning black holes.

Author: Sean Alan Hayward

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814425704

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Black holes, once just fascinating theoretical predictions of how gravity warps space-time according to Einstein's theory, are now generally accepted as astrophysical realities, formed by post-supernova collapse, or as supermassive black holes mysteriously found at the cores of most galaxies, powering active galactic nuclei, the most powerful objects in the universe. Theoretical understanding has progressed in recent decades with a wider realization that local concepts should characterize black holes, rather than the global concepts found in textbooks. In particular, notions such as trapping horizon allow physically meaningful quantities and equations, describing how a black hole evolves. This has led to discoveries in fields as diverse as classical and numerical general relativity, differential geometry, thermodynamics, quantum field theory, and quantum gravity. There is heretofore no one volume which covers all the main aspects, so this volume collects together summaries and recent research, each chapter written by an expert or experts in a given field. This is intended for readers at a graduate level upwards, who wish to learn about the wide range of research concerning black holes.

Black Holes

Discusses how we know about black holes, how they affect matter around them, and what would happen if you got inside one.

Author: Heather Couper

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0789404516

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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Discusses how we know about black holes, how they affect matter around them, and what would happen if you got inside one.

Black Holes

Provides information about black holes, explaining how stars become black holes, looking at the types of black holes, and discussing what is inside a black hole and how scientists study them.

Author: Ker Than

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 0531228010

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes how black holes form, their different sizes, how scientists find black holes in space, and if anything can escape from its gravitational pull.

The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes

Part of the reissued Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences series, this book was first published in 1983, and has swiftly become one of the great modern classics of relativity theory.

Author: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198503709

Category: Science

Page: 646

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"The theory of black holes is the most simple consequence of Einstein's relativity theory. Dealing with relativity theory, this book details one of the most beautiful areas of mathematical physics; the theory of black holes. It represents a personal testament to the work of the author, who spent several years working-out the subject matter." --WorldCat.

Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries

"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse ...

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393113787

Category: Science

Page: 384

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"[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.

Black Holes

There ' s No Hole in a Black Hole Did you know that a black hole is not really a
hole at all ? It used to be a star . When a very big star dies , it collapses ( kul - AP -
sez ) and forms a black hole . There are many different kinds of stars in the ...

Author: Amanda Davis

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823950611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Briefly describes the formation and composition of black holes and the forces connected with them.

Internal Structure of Black Holes and Spacetime Singularities

Over recent years researchers have begun to study the internal structure of black holes and spacetime singularities. This book is primarily the proceedings of a workshop devoted to the subject.

Author: Lior M. Burko

Publisher: Inst of Physics Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050283228

Category: Science

Page: 534

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The physics of black holes and spacetime singularities is now a well established area of research in gravitation theory. Over recent years researchers have begun to study the internal structure of black holes and spacetime singularities. This book is primarily the proceedings of a workshop devoted to the subject. The chapters are mainly written versions of the talks given at the workshop. However, the authors have written extended introductions to their contributions, so that a reader, well versed in gravitation theory, but unaware of the current research in this subfield, should be able to follow the text Several topics are considered by more than one author, bringing into the text different viewpoints on these topics. As a result, this book is suitable for graduate students who wish to familiarize themselves with the various aspects of the structure of black holes, and for researchers who wish to learn about advances in subfields other than their own. Topics covered include: the nature of thesingularities (both null and spacelike) and the spacetime inside black holes coupled to various matter fields in classical and semiclassical gravity, as well as in alternative gravity theories; the cosmic censorship hypothesis and its connection to black hole interiors; cosmological singularities and their relation with black hole singularities; and black hole entropy and evaporation.

Black Holes

A black hole is the ultimate manifestation of a region of strong gravity.The pull of gravity in a balack hole is so strong that even light cannot escape from it and time stands still.This book is a simple yet meticulous study of the ...

Author: Jayant Narlikar

Publisher: NBT India

ISBN: 8123743742

Category: Black holes (Astronomy)

Page: 66

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A black hole is the ultimate manifestation of a region of strong gravity.The pull of gravity in a balack hole is so strong that even light cannot escape from it and time stands still.This book is a simple yet meticulous study of the circumstances under which a black hole is formed and its strange properties.

Black Holes

In this new edition the problems in each chapter have been revised and solutions are provided. The text has been expanded to include new material on wormholes and clarify various other issues.

Author: Derek J. Raine

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 9781848163829

Category: Science

Page: 198

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This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level. It is designed for advanced undergraduates and first year postgraduates as a useful stepping-stone to the advanced literature. The book provides an accessible introduction to the exact solutions of Einstein's vacuum field equations describing spherical and axisymmetric (rotating) black holes. The geometry and physical properties of these spacetimes are explored through the motion of particles and light. The use of different coordinate systems, maximal extensions and Penrose diagrams is explained. The association of the surface area of a black hole with its entropy is discussed and it is shown that with the introduction of quantum mechanics black holes cease to be black and can radiate. This result allows black holes to satisfy the laws of thermodynamics and thus be consistent with the rest of physics. In this new edition the problems in each chapter have been revised and solutions are provided. The text has been expanded to include new material on wormholes and clarify various other issues.

Black Holes and the Universe

In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, the author explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe.

Author: Igor D. Novikov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521558700

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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A popular account of the properties and significance of black holes.

Black Holes

With numerous illustrations—including eight pages of dazzling, computer-generated images—plus special codes that allow you to create black holes on your own computer, this is an original, fun-filled, and thoroughly unique introduction ...

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015031877288

Category: Science

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The author introduces the physics of black holes, including Fullerene space tunnels and time dilation. Also included are codes that allow you to create black holes on your own computer.