Item description for From Black Clouds to Black Holes (World Scientific Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics ; 1) by Jayant V. Narlikar...
This book describes in nontechnical language one of the success stories of modern (twentieth-century) astronomy. It presents us with the physical picture of what constitutes a star, a description of how a star evolves with time, how its shape and brightness change, how it manufactures the chemical elements deep in its interior, what makes it explode... The presentation also includes exotic objects such as supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars and white dwarfs, and of course, black holes. This revised edition brings the discussion up to date with the inclusion of astronomical events like Supernova 1987A and findings from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as other observations. The book is appropriate as supplementary material for an elementary course on astronomy and astrophysics.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.42" Weight: 0.51 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810220332 ISBN13 9789810220334
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More About Jayant V. Narlikar
Jayant V. Narlikar is Emeritus Professor at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, India. He is author of An Introduction to Cosmology, now in its third edition (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and has been active in teaching and researching cosmology, theoretical astrophysics, gravitation and relativity for nearly five decades.
Jayant V. Narlikar has an academic affiliation as follows - Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune,.