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The Resource Violent phenomena in the universe, Jayant Narlikar

Violent phenomena in the universe, Jayant Narlikar

Label
Violent phenomena in the universe
Title
Violent phenomena in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Jayant Narlikar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence - gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes - that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This reader-friendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the development of modern astrophysics and its explanations of these startling celestial fireworks. This lively narrative ranges from the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent exciting discoveries of such violent phenomena as supernovae, pulsars, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An in-depth exploration of the Big Bang covers both conventional theory and subsequent issues that cast doubt upon its explanation of the birth of the universe. Several appendixes offer supplements to the text's main topics, and a helpful glossary and tables of references appear at the end
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Dewey number
523.01/976
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB461
LC item number
.N34 1982
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
OPUS
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Kosmologie
  • Astrofysica
  • Astrophysik
  • Astrophysics
  • Astrophysik
  • Cosmology
Label
Violent phenomena in the universe, Jayant Narlikar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"OPUS."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Violent Universe -- 2 Gravity According to Newton -- 3 Gravity According to Einstein -- 4 The Physics of Black Holes -- 5 Star Explosions and their Aftermaths -- 6 Powerful X-Ray Sources in our Galaxy -- 7 Active Galaxies and Quasars -- 8 The Big Bang -- 9 The Big Bang Revisited
Control code
ocm08603849
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 218 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780192191601
Lccn
82174725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192191601
  • (OCoLC)08603849
Label
Violent phenomena in the universe, Jayant Narlikar
Publication
Note
"OPUS."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Violent Universe -- 2 Gravity According to Newton -- 3 Gravity According to Einstein -- 4 The Physics of Black Holes -- 5 Star Explosions and their Aftermaths -- 6 Powerful X-Ray Sources in our Galaxy -- 7 Active Galaxies and Quasars -- 8 The Big Bang -- 9 The Big Bang Revisited
Control code
ocm08603849
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 218 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780192191601
Lccn
82174725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780192191601
  • (OCoLC)08603849

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