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

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University of Chicago Press, May 1, 1992 - Science - 153 pages
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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."
 

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A remarkably good book, certainly the best pop physics book I've read in the GR field, and perhaps ever. In most respects the author was far more careful than most to hedge his speculations, to ... Read full review

Contents

Special Relativity
13
General Relativity
29
The Big Bang
41
The Evolution of Our Universe
59
Stellar Evolution
73
Gravitational Collapse to Black Holes
85
Energy Extraction from Black Holes
103
The Astrophysics of Black Holes
115
Quantum Particle Creation near Black Holes
127
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About the author (1992)

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

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