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Relativistic Figures of Equilibrium

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  • Date Published: September 2012
  • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107407350

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  • First book of its kind! This much-needed text treats the classical problem of gravitational physics within Einstein's theory of general relativity. It presents the basic principles and equations needed to describe rotating fluid bodies, as well as black holes in equilibrium. In recent years, the study of neutron stars and black holes has become increasingly important, and rigorous mathematical analysis needs to be applied in order to understand their basic physics; This text fills the void! The book concludes by considering the general case using powerful numerical methods that are applied to various models, including the classical example of equilibrium figures of constant density. Researchers in general relativity, mathematical physics, and astrophysics will find this a valuable reference book on the topic.

    • The first book dealing with the rigorous theory of figures of equilibrium within general relativity
    • Provides a lucid introduction to the topic for readers unfamiliar with the subject matter
    • A related website contains codes to enable readers to calculate various equilibrium figures
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "... A rigorous treatment of the simple models using both analytical and numerical methods."
    Book News

    "Nicely produced by Cambridge University Press, this rather specialized book rich in analytical and numerical methods is of value to students and professional researchers in general relativity, mathematical physics and astrophysics."
    Gerard A. Maugin, Mathematical Reviews

    "The results of this book are of importance for a better understanding of the state of the dynamics of astrophysical objects, which will influence, among others, future high precision observations and the calculation of gravitational wave templates."
    General Relativity and Gravitation

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    • Date Published: September 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107407350
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Notation
    1. Rotating fluid bodies in equilibrium: fundamental notions and equations
    2. Analytical treatment of limiting cases
    3. Numerical treatment of the general case
    4. Remarks on stability and astrophysical relevance
    Appendixes
    References
    Index.

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  • Authors

    Reinhard Meinel, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    Marcus Ansorg, Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Germany

    Andreas Kleinwächter, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    Gernot Neugebauer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

    David Petroff, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany

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