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The Resource The large scale structure of space-time, S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis

The large scale structure of space-time, S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis

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The large scale structure of space-time
Title
The large scale structure of space-time
Statement of responsibility
S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitational collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a 'black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space-time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe. To show how these predictions arise, the authors discuss the General Theory of Relativity in the large. Starting with a precise formulation of the theory and an account of the necessary background of differential geometry, the significance of space-time curvature is discussed and the global properties of a number of exact solutions of Einstein's field equations are examined. The theory of the causal structure of a general space-time is developed, and is used to study black holes and to prove a number of theorems establishing the inevitability of singualarities under certain conditions. A discussion of the Cauchy problem for General Relativity is also included in this 1973 book
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1942-2018
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Hawking, Stephen
Dewey number
530.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.59.S65
LC item number
H38 1973eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ellis, George F. R.
Series statement
Cambridge monographs on mathematical physics
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  • Space and time
  • Large scale structure (Astronomy)
  • Naked singularities (Cosmology)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Relativistic astrophysics
  • Astrophysics
  • SCIENCE
  • Astrophysics
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Large scale structure (Astronomy)
  • Naked singularities (Cosmology)
  • Relativistic astrophysics
  • Space and time
  • Ruimte-tijd-theorie
  • Algemene relativiteitstheorie
  • Geometria Diferencial
  • Relatividade E Gravitacao
  • Effondrement gravitationnel
  • Espace-temps
  • Relativité générale (physique)
  • Astrophysique
Label
The large scale structure of space-time, S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The role of gravity -- Differential geometry -- General relativity -- The physical significance of curvature -- Exact solutions -- Causal structure -- The Cauchy problem in general relativity -- Space-time singularities -- Gravitational collapse and black holes -- The initial singularity in the universe
Control code
848895535
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1 online resource (xi, 391 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511524646
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)848895535
Label
The large scale structure of space-time, S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The role of gravity -- Differential geometry -- General relativity -- The physical significance of curvature -- Exact solutions -- Causal structure -- The Cauchy problem in general relativity -- Space-time singularities -- Gravitational collapse and black holes -- The initial singularity in the universe
Control code
848895535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 391 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511524646
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)848895535

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