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Theoretical principles in astrophysics and relativity

Symposium on Theoretical Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity University of Chicago 1975.

Theoretical principles in astrophysics and relativity

by Symposium on Theoretical Principles in Astrophysics and Relativity University of Chicago 1975.

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stars -- Congresses.,
  • Astrophysics -- Congresses.,
  • Relativity (Physics) -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Norman R. Lebovitz, William H. Reid, Peter O. Vandervoort.
    ContributionsLebovitz, Norman R., Reid, William Hill, 1926-, Vandervoort, Peter Oliver, 1935-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB799 .S95 1975
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 258 p. :
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4892815M
    ISBN 100226469891
    LC Control Number76025636

    Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are the two major pillars of 20th century physics. These theories, launched within five years of one another, revolutionized our understanding of nature. They utterly dismantled the conceptual basis of Newtonian physics that had been the. Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space". Among the objects studied are the Sun, other stars, galaxies, extrasolar planets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background. Emissions from these objects are examined across all.

    With the third installment of The Theoretical Minimum, it seems that Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman have found their respective stride. This book covers Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory as the title suggests, and as the context of the series suggests it covers the subjects in an engaging manner meant for the common man/5(28). Mechanics and Relativity. Contributor: Idema Publisher: TU Delft Open In Mechanics and Relativity, the reader is taken on a tour through time and space. Starting from the basic axioms formulated by Newton and Einstein, the theory of motion at both the everyday and the highly relativistic level is developed without the need of prior knowledge.

    The general theory of relativity, together with the necessary parts of the theory of invariants, is dealt with in the author’s book Die Grundlagen der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie (The Foundations of the General Theory of Relativity) — Joh. Ambr. Barth, ; this book assumes some familiarity with the special theory of relativity. v. The study of astrophysical phenomena can involve several areas of theoretical physics, including atomic physics, nuclear physics, condensed-matter and plasma physics, superfluidity, general relativity, quantum-field theory and string theory. In addition to the physics faculty listed above, Liam McAllister, Maxim Perelstein and Henry Tye pursue.


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