Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara by Balasubramanian IyerBlack Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara by Balasubramanian Iyer

Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara

EditorBalasubramanian Iyer, B. Bhawal

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This volume assesses research on black holes and gravitational radiation and their implications in understanding this mysterious universe. Thirty-two articles by experts of international standing weave separate threads into the majestic black hole tapestry and bring together a broad view of past achievements, current progress and future prospects. Pedagogic in nature, the volume is a tribute to C.V. Vishveshwara, whose pioneering contribution to studies of black holes is universally recognised. It leads the reader along the seemingly innocuous trail that began in the sixties, through today, to the future, and attempts to offer a grand panoramic view of black hole physics before the new millennium. Audience: This book will be of interest to research physicists and to mathematicians whose work involves relativity and gravitation, theoretical astrophysics, mathematical physics, active galactic nuclei, cosmology and data analysis.
Title:Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. VishveshwaraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. The Black Hole Equilibrium Problem; B. Carter.2. Stability of Black Holes; B.F. Whiting. 3. Separability of Wave Equations; E.G. Kalnins, et al. 4. Energy-Conservation Laws for Perturbed Stars and Black Holes; V.Ferrari. 5. Gravitational Collapse and Cosmic Censorship; R.M.Wald. 6. Disturbing the Black Hole; J.D. Bekenstein.7. Notes on Black Hole Fluctuations and Back-Reaction; B.L. Hu, et al. 8. Black Holes in Higher Curvature Gravity; R.C. Myers. 9. Micro-Structure of Black Holes and String Theory; S. Wadia. 10. Quantum Geometry and Black Holes; A. Ashtekar, K. Krasnov. 11. Black Holes, Global Monopole Charge and Quasi-Local Energy; N. Dadhich. 12. Kinematical Consequences of Inertial Forces in General Relativity; A.R. Prasanna, S. Iyer. 13. Gyroscopic Precession and Inertial Forces in General Relativity; R.Nayak. 14. Analysis of the Equilibrium of a Charged Test Particlein the Kerr - Newman Black Hole; J.M. Aguirregabiria, et al. 15. Neutron Stars and Relativistic Gravity; M. Vivekanand. 16. Accretion Disks around Black Holes; P.J. Wiita. 17. Astrophysical Evidence for Black Hole Event Horizons; K. Menou, et al. 18. Black Holes in Active Galactic Nuclei; A.K. Kembhavi. 19. Energetic Photon Spectra as Probes of the Process of Particle Acceleration in Accretion Flows around Black Holes; R. Cowsik. 20. Black Hole Perturbation Approach to Gravitational Radiation: Post-Newtonian Expansion for Inspiralling Binaries; M.Sasaki. 21. More Quasi Than Normal! N. Andersson. 22. The Two Black Hole Problem: Beyond Linear Perturbations; R.H. Price. 23. The Synergy between Numerical and Perturbative Approaches to Black Holes; E. Seidel. 24. Cauchy-Characteristic Matching; N.T. Bishop, et al. 25. Astrophysical Sources of Gravitational Waves; B.S. Sathyaprakash.26. Gravitational Radiation from Inspiraling Compact Binaries: Motion, Generation and Radiation Reaction; B.R. Iyer. 27. Ground-Based Interferometric Detectors of Gravitational Waves; B. Bhawal. 28. Detection of Gravitational Waves from Inspiraling Compact Binaries; S.V. Dhurandhar. 29. Perturbations of Cosmological Backgrounds; P.K.S. Dunsby, G.F.R. Ellis. 30.Mach''s Principle in Electrodynamics and Inertia; J.V. Narlikar.31. The Early History of Quantum Gravity (1916&endash;1940); J. Stachel. 32. Geometry in Color Perception; A. Ashtekar, etal. 33. C.V. Vishveshwara &endash; A Profile; N. Panchapakesan. Publications of C.V. Vishveshwara.