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Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes / Edition 2

Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes / Edition 2

by Robert M. WaldRobert M. Wald
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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226870298
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 05/01/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 153
Sales rank: 899,531
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert M. Wald is professor of the Enrico Fermi Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface to First Edition
1. The Geometry of Space and Time
2. Special Relativity
3. General Relativity
4. Implications for Cosmology: The "Big Bang"
5. The Evolution of Our Universe
6. Stellar Evolution
7. Gravitational Collapse to Black Holes
8. Energy Extraction from Black Holes
9. The Astrophysics of Black Holes
10. Quantum Particle Creation near Black Holes
Suggestions for Further Reading

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