Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology

Paperback | December 1, 1996

byPankaj S. Joshi

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Basic to the entire theory and applications of black hole physics Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology covers the topics needed to understand the current key issues in gravitation theory: cosmology and black holes. Emphasized is the basic theme that the very nature of the gravitationalfield is such that global features of space-time inevitably come into play whenever we try to understand and interpret this force in detail. After discussing the fundamental role played by global considerations in gravity and general relativity, Joshi points out the significant problems that remain.The key problem of which been the issue of quantum effects in strong gravity fields, an understanding of which is essential to formulate any quantum theory of gravity. This book will be beneficial to mathematicians and physicists.

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Basic to the entire theory and applications of black hole physics Global Aspects in Gravitation and Cosmology covers the topics needed to understand the current key issues in gravitation theory: cosmology and black holes. Emphasized is the basic theme that the very nature of the gravitationalfield is such that global features of space-...

Pankaj S. Joshi is at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:December 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198500793

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1. Global themes in gravity2. The manifold model for space-time3. Solutions to the Einstein equations4. Causality and space-time topology5. Singularities in general relativity6. Gravitational collapse and cosmic censorship7. General constraints on naked singularity formation8. Global upper limits in cosmology9. Quantum effects near the space-time singularityReferencesIndex

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`I recommend this book to anyone interested in spacetime singularities. Its subject is one which is of interest in general relativity and there is no existing book which treats recent developments anything like as extensively. I hope that it will inspire students and researchers to make theirown contribution in this exciting area.'General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 26, 1994