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Three Hundred Years of Gravitation

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S. W. Hawking, S. Weinberg, R. Penrose, A. H. Cook, C. M. Will, T. Damour, W. Israel, R. D. Blandford, K. S. Thorne, M. J. Rees, A. Vilenkin, S. K. Blau, A. H. Guth, A. Linde, J. H. Schwartz, C. Crnkowic, E. Witten
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  • Date Published: April 1989
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521379762

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  • To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Stephen Hawking and Werner Israel assembled a series of unique review papers by many of the world's foremost researchers in cosmology, relativity, and particle physics. The resulting volume reflects the significant and exciting advances that have been made in these fields since the editors' acclaimed volume, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey (CUP 1979). Newton's immense contribution to the physical sciences is assessed, and its relevance to today's physics made clear. The international group of contributors then chart the major developments in the study of gravitation, from Newtonian gravity to black hole physics. In the fields of galaxy formation, inflationary and quantum cosmology, and superstring unification, the book provides important overviews written by workers involved in the many advances described. By shaping such a wide-ranging and scholarly series of articles into a cohesive whole, the editors have created a fitting and lasting memorial to the man who continues to inspire scientists the world over.

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    "...the papers in this collection show us that it [the study of gravitation] is exciting, provocative and stimulating..." Physics Today

    "..[I] have not found a comparable compilation of valuable information on the current status of general relativity." American Scientist

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    • Date Published: April 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521379762
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 173 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Newton's Principia S. W. Hawking
    2. Newtonianism and today's physics S. Weinberg
    3. Newton, quantum theory and reality R. Penrose
    4. Experiments on gravitation A. H. Cook
    5. Experimental gravitation from Newton's Principia to Einstein's general relativity C. M. Will
    6. The problem of motion in Newtonian and Einsteinian gravity T. Damour
    7. Dark stars: the evolution of an idea W. Israel
    8. Astrophysical black holes R. D. Blandford
    9. Gravitational radiation K. S. Thorne
    10. The emergence of structure in the universe: galaxy formation and dark matter M. J. Rees
    11. Gravitational interactions of cosmic strings A. Vilenkin
    12. Inflationary cosmology S. K. Blau and A. H. Guth
    13. Inflation and quantum cosmology A. Linde
    14. Quantum cosmology S. W. Hawking
    15. Superstring unification J. H. Schwartz
    16. Covariant description of canonical formalism in geometrical theories C. Crnkowic and E. Witten
    Index.

  • Editors

    S. W. Hawking

    W. Israel

    Contributors

    S. W. Hawking, S. Weinberg, R. Penrose, A. H. Cook, C. M. Will, T. Damour, W. Israel, R. D. Blandford, K. S. Thorne, M. J. Rees, A. Vilenkin, S. K. Blau, A. H. Guth, A. Linde, J. H. Schwartz, C. Crnkowic, E. Witten

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