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Black Holes and the Universe

Black Holes and the Universe

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  • Date Published: September 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521558709

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  • Igor Novikov has been hailed as 'Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking'. In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, he explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe. Black holes are formed by the force of gravity, warping space and time, crushing stars and perhaps galaxies until they fall in on themselves. Novikov's fascinating account, illustrated with a series of inspired cartoon drawings, illuminates this most enigmatic feature of our Universe with exemplary clarity.

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    • Date Published: September 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521558709
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Black Holes:
    1. What is a black hole?
    2. Around a black hole
    3. A gravitational abyss as an energy source
    4. The search for black holes
    5. Black holes and quanta
    Part II. To The Bounds Of Infinity:
    1. The Universe after the explosion
    2. Mechanics of the Universe
    3. The hot Universe
    4. Neutrino Universe or '... ino' Universe?
    5. At the frontiers of the known
    Conclusion.

  • Author

    Igor D. Novikov

    Translator

    Vitaly Kisin

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