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Space, Time, and Gravity

The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes

Second Edition

2d edition
Writing for the general reader or student, Wald has completely revised and updated this highly regarded work to include recent developments in black hole physics and cosmology. Nature called the first edition "a very readable and accurate account of modern relativity physics for the layman within the unavoidable constraint of almost no mathematics. . . . A well written, entertaining and authoritative book."

164 pages | 2 halftones, 28 line drawings | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1977, 1992

Physical Sciences: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy

Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to First Edition
1. The Geometry of Space and Time
2. Special Relativity
3. General Relativity
4. Implications for Cosmology: The "Big Bang"
5. The Evolution of Our Universe
6. Stellar Evolution
7. Gravitational Collapse to Black Holes
8. Energy Extraction from Black Holes
9. The Astrophysics of Black Holes
10. Quantum Particle Creation near Black Holes
Appendix
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index

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