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Black Holes and Relativistic Stars

A comprehensive summary of progress made during the past decade on the theory of black holes and relativistic stars, this collection includes discussion of structure and oscillations of relativistic stars, the use of gravitational radiation detectors, observational evidence for black holes, cosmic censorship, numerical work related to black hole collisions, the internal structure of black holes, black hole thermodynamics, information loss and other issues related to the quantum properties of black holes, and recent developments in the theory of black holes in the context of string theory.

Volume contributors: Valeria Ferrari, John L. Friedman, James B. Hartle, Stephen W. Hawking, Gary T. Horowitz, Werner Israel, Roger Penrose, Martin J. Rees, Rafael D. Sorkin, Saul A. Teukolsky, Kip S. Thorne, and Robert M. Wald.

285 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1998

Physical Sciences: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1: Gravitational Waves, Stars and Black Holes
Valeria Ferrari
2: Rotating Relativistic Stars
John L. Friedman
3: Probing Black Holes and Relativistic Stars with Gravitational Waves
Kip S. Thorne
4: Astrophysical Evidence for Black Holes
Martin J. Rees
5: The Question of Cosmic Censorship
Roger Penrose
6: Black Hole Collisions, Toroidal Black Holes, and Numerical Relativity
Saul A. Teukolsky
7: The Internal Structure of Black Holes
Werner Israel
8: Black Holes and Thermodynamics
Robert M. Wald
9: The Statistical Mechanics of Black Hole Thermodynamics
Rafael D. Sorkin
10: Generalized Quantum Theory in Evaporating Black Hole Spacetimes
James B. Hartle
11: Is Information Lost in Black Holes?
Stephen W. Hawking
12: Quantum States of Black Holes
Gary T. Horowitz
Chandra: A Tribute
Kameshwar C. Wali
Our Song
Lalitha Chandrasekhar

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