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Theoretical Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity

"This is a remarkable book: a symposium proceedings volume that will also function as a graduate-level text. Dedicated to the great theorist S. Chandrasekhar, the book consists of ten well-written chapters that cover the essential tools of theoretical astrophysics. The first half of the volume is concerned with the theory of how stars work (structure, stability, rotation, magnetism, dynamics) and the latter half is mainly a survey of relativistic astrophysics. . . . Read it for a broad-brush view of what theorists are up to now and how they solve problems."—Journal of the British Astronomical Association

"The book as a whole should be a gift from every research supervisor to every new graduate student in theoretical astronomy."—D. W. Sciama, Science

266 pages | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1978

Physical Sciences: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Stellar Structure 
Martin Schwarzschild
2. Stellar Stability
Paul Ledoux
3. The Influence of Rotation on Stars and Stellar Systems
Jeremiah P. Ostriker
4. The Influence of Magnetic Fields on Stars and Stellar Systems
Leon Mestel
5. Stellar Dynamics
George Contopoulos
6. Mathematics of Radiative Transfer
T. W. Mullikin
7. Relativistic Astrophysics and Observation
L. Woltjer
8. General-Relativistic Astrophysics
Kip S. Thorne
9. Singularities of Spacetime
Roger Penrose
10. The Positive-Mass Conjecture
Robert Geroch
List of Contributors

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