The Universe

The Universe : Visions and Perspectives

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This volume contains a number of essays by experts in areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics including cosmology, classical and quantum gravity, string theory and relativistic astrophysics. It provides reviews of current research in these frontier areas in the year 2000. Several of the essays emphasize alternative views of the Universe by leading astronomers and physicists who are known for their pioneering contributions. The volume is dedicated to Professor Jayant Narlikar, who has concerned himself with fundamental issues in cosmology and gravitation theory over a long and distinguished research career.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 160.02 x 241.3 x 20.32mm | 771.1g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 13 SW-Abb.
  • 0792362101
  • 9780792362104

Table of contents

1. Observations and Theory; H. Arp. 2. Ejection from Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies; H. Arp. 3. Quantum Mechanics of Geometry; A. Ashtekar. 4. Quantum Mechanics and Retrocausality; D. Atkinson. 5. Instantons for Black Hole Pair Production; P.M. Branoff, D.R. Brill. 6. The Origin of Helium and the Other Light Elements; G. Burbidge, F. Hoyle. 7. Superluminal Motion and Gravitational Lensing; S.M. Chitre. 8. Dual Spacetimes, Mach's Principle and Topological Defect; N. Dadhich. 9. Noncosmological Redshifts of Quasars; P.K. Das. 10. Extragalactic Fire-Works in Gamma-Rays; P.D. Gupta. 11. Instabilities in Optical Cavities of Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors; S.V. Dhurandhar. 12. The Epistemology of Cosmology; G.F.R. Ellis. 13. Mathematics and Science; F. Hoyle. 14. Radiation Reaction in Electrodynamics and General Relativity; B.R. Iyer. 15. Gravitational Collapse: The Story so far; P.S. Joshi. 16. Thoughts on Galactic Magnetism; K. Subramanian. 17. The Black Hole in MCG 6-30-15; A. Kembhavi, R. Misra. 18. Inhomogeneous Cosmological Models and Symmetry; S.D. Maharaj. 19. The Black Hole Information Paradox: What Have we Learnt From String Theory? S.D. Mathur. 20. The Counting of Radio Sources: A Personal Perspective; J.V. Narlikar. 21. A Variational Principle for Time of Arrival of Null Geodesics; E.T. Newman, S. Frittelli. 22. Conceptual Issues in Combining General Relativity and Quantum Theory; T. Padmanabhan. (Part contents).
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