Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages) : illustrations 
Summary 
"This book is about black holes, one of the most intriguing objects of modern Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics. For many years, black holes have been considered as interesting solutions of the theory of General Relativity with a number of amusing mathematical properties. Now after the discovery of astrophysical black holes, the Einstein gravity has become an important tool for their study. This selfcontained textbook combines physical, mathematical, and astrophysical aspects of black hole theory. Pedagogically presented, it contains 'standard' material on black holes as well as relatively new subjects such as the role of hidden symmetries in black hole physics, and black holes in spacetimes with large extra dimensions. The book will appeal to students and young scientists interested in the theory of black holes" Provided by publisher. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents 
1. Black Holes: Big Picture  2. Physics in a Uniformly Accelerated Frame  3. Riemannian Geometry  4. Particles Motion in Curved Spacetime  5. Einstein Equations  6. Spherically Symmetric Black Holes  7. Particles and Light Motion in Schwarzschild Spacetime  8. Rotating Black Holes  9. Classical and Quantum Fields near Black Holes  10. Black Holes and All That Jazz  A. Fundamental Constants and Units  B. GaussCodazzi Equations  C. Conformal Transformations  D. Hidden Symmetries  E. Boundary Term for the EinsteinHilbert Action  F. Quantum Fields. 
Local Note 
eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection  North America 
Subject 
Black holes (Astronomy)


Gravitational collapse.


Stars  Evolution.

Genre/Form 
Electronic books.

Added Author 
Zelnikov, Andrei, author.

Other Form: 
Print version: Frolov, V.P. (Valeriĭ Pavlovich). Introduction to black hole physics. (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199692293 (DLC) 2011030637 (OCoLC)730413868 
ISBN 
9780191731860 (electronic bk.) 

0191731862 (electronic bk.) 

9780191003226 (electronic bk.) 

0191003220 (electronic bk.) 

9780199692293 

0199692297 
