Item description for Singular Null Hypersurfaces in General Relativity: Light-Like Signals from Violent Astrophysical Events by Claude Barrabes & P. A. Hogan...
This book presents a comprehensive and self-contained exposition of the mathematical theory of impulsive light-like signals in general relativity. Applications are provided in relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and alternative theories of gravity deduced from string theory. Cataclysmic astrophysical events give rise to impulsive light-like signals which can generally be decomposed into a thin shell of null matter and an impulsive gravitational wave. Several examples are considered in black hole physics, wave collisions and light-like boosts of compact gravitating sources.
Graduate students and researchers in relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and string theory will find this book very useful.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812387374 ISBN13 9789812387370
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More About Claude Barrabes & P. A. Hogan
Claude Barrabes has an academic affiliation as follows - Laboratoire de Mathematiques et Physique Theorique, Universite de Tour.