Physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes

proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Course LXV, Varenna on Lake Como, Villa Monastero, 14th-26th July 1975
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Societa Italiana di Fisica, North-Holland Publishing Co. , Bologna, Amsterdam ; Oxford
Statementedited by R. Giacconi and R. Ruffini.
ContributionsGiacconi, Riccardo., Ruffini, Remo., Societa Italiana di Fisica.
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Pagination871 p.
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In the experimental field we range from the reviews and catalogues of galactic X-ray sources (R. Gursky and E. Schreier) and pulsars (E. Groth) to the observations of the optical counter­ part of Format: Paperback.

Black holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars The physics of Compact Objects Compact objects-black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars-are fundamental constituents of the physical universe. They are born when normal stars die. This book is a product of the recent explosion of scientific activity centering on these by: Theoretical papers are presented on physics outside the horizon of a black hole, the final stages of the evolution of single stars, general-relativistic effects in binary systems, neutron stars, gravitational collapse, a numerical study of rotating relativistic stars, and accretion onto compact by: Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The Physics of Compact Objects by Stuart L.

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Stuart Louis Shapiro is an American theoretical astrophysicist, who works on numerical relativity with applications in astrophysics, specialising in compact objects such as neutron stars and black holes.

The author then discusses in detail the physics and observations of white dwarfs and neutron stars (including the most recent equations of state for neutron star matter), the gravitational field of rapidly rotating compact objects, rotating black holes (including ray tracing and black hole magnetospheres), gravitational waves, and the new understanding of accretion processes by Cited by: This book summarizes the recent progress in the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars.

It provides an overview of neutron star formation in supernovae, pulsars, equations of state of neutron stars, super dense matter, gravitational wave emission and alternative theories of gravity.

The physical properties of the astronomical compact objects are explored on a theoretical and observational basis in a textbook designed for a one-semester beginning-graduate-level astrophysics course. Overlapping topics from solid-state, nuclear, and particle physics, relativity theory, and hydrodynamics are considered.

Subjects discussed include star deaths and the formation of the Cited by: A star begins its life as a cloud of dust and gas (mainly hydrogen) known as a nebula.

A protostar is formed when gravity causes the dust and gas of a nebula to clump together in a process called accretion. As gravity continues to pull ever more matter inward towards the core, its temperature, pressure and density increases.

If a critical temperature in the core of a protostar is reached, then. It examines the theoretical ideas behind black holes and their manifestation in observational astronomy and presents neutron stars in all their variety known today.

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Shapiro and S The Birth of Neutron Stars and Black Holes. Adam Burrows. more White dwarfs crystallize. Supernovae, neutron stars and black holes.

Defining properties: rapid increase in absolute magnitude of supernovae; composition and density of neutron stars; escape velocity $> c$ for black holes.

Gamma ray bursts due to the collapse of supergiant stars to form neutron stars or black holes. This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects.

The latest astronomical data is assessed. Over exercises. 5 The life of massive stars Neutron stars 6 Black holes Some properties of black holes The thermodynamics of black holes Hawking radiation The singularity at the center of a black hole 7 Gravitational waves (the early years) Gravitational waves (indirect detection) 8 The LIGO project Black holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars The physics of Compact Objects Compact objects-black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars-are fundamental constituents of the physical universe.

They are born when normal stars die. This book is a product of the recent explosion of scientific activity centering on these s: The latest astronomical data is assessed.

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Over exercises. Black holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars The physics of Compact Objects Compact objects-black holes, white dwarfs, and neutron stars-are fundamental constituents of the physical universe.

They are born when normal stars die. Mergers of neutron stars and black holes are the sources of intense gravitational waves which will be measured in the next ten years by gravitational wave detectors.

Camenzind's Compact Objects in Astrophysics gives a comprehensive introduction and up-to-date overview about the physical processes behind these objects, covering the field from Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 1) A black hole is basically a neutron star.

Like a neutron star (and also the nucleus of an atom) it is compressed to the maximum density possible in the Universe. 2) A black hole must have a mass that is bigger than ~ Sun masses. At this mass the physical radius of the black hole is smaller than its Schwarzschild radius.

Compact objects are an important class of astronomical objects in current research. Supermassive black holes play an important role in the understanding of the formation of galaxies in the early Universe. Old white dwarfs are nowadays used to calibrate the age of the Universe. Mergers of neutron stars and black holes are the sources of intense gravitational waves which will be.

Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves B.S. Sathyaprakash for physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. bringing us physical and astrophysical insights into populations of neutron star and black hole binaries, supernovae and formation of compact objects, populations of isolated compact.

Physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes. Amsterdam ; New York: North-Holland Pub. Co., (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Riccardo Giacconi; Remo Ruffini; Società italiana di fisica.

We summarize the recent results on the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars presented in the Second ICRANet César Lattes Meeting in Discover the world's research 17+ million members. Get this from a library. Physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and black holes. [R Giaconni; Remo Ruffini; Società italiana di fisica.;].

You can also read more about White Dwarf Properties, Cooling, and Crystallization Physics in chapter 10 of Hansen, Kawaler, and Trimble, as well as in chapters of Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars by Shapiro and Teukolsky.

Upper Main Sequence: Evolution of Massive Stars: Hansen, Kawaler, and Trimble, sections and. We've learned how stars form, and we've gone over some different types of stars, like main sequence stars, red giants, and white dwarfs.

But a star. Astronomy The Physics of Stars Class 18 Notes: Neutron Stars and Black Holes In the last class we discussed the violent deaths of massive stars via supernovae. We now turn our attention to the compact remnants left by such explosions, with a goal of understanding the structure and properties.

Stuart Louis Shapiro is an American theoretical astrophysicist, who works on numerical relativity with applications in astrophysics, specialising in compact objects such as neutron stars and black holes. Saul A. Teukolsky is the author of Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars: The Physics of Compact Objects, published by Wiley.

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This book covers the following topics: Introduction and Fundamental Principles, Basic Assumptions, Theorems, and Polytropes, Sources and Sinks of Energy, Flow of Energy through the Star and Construction of Stellar Models, Theory of Stellar Evolution, Relativistic Stellar Structure, Structure of Distorted Stars, Stellar Pulsation and Oscillation, The.As a class, compact stars consist of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

As the endpoint states of normal stellar evolution, they represent fundamental constituents of the physical Universe. This book, like the course itself, is a product of the burst of scientific activity commencing in the s which centered on compact objects.