Three hundred years of gravitation /

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Imprint:Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Description:xiii, 684 p. : ill. : 26 cm.
Format: Print Book
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Other title:300 years of gravitation.
Other authors / contributors:Hawking, Stephen, 1942-
Israel, W.
Notes:Includes bibliographies and index.
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Written to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Newton's Principia, this volume is a fitting tribute. Editors Hawking and Israel have assembled 16 essays on topics related to gravity, each written by an expert. The book is also meant to supplement and update an earlier volume, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, assembled by the same editors in 1979. Although only nine years have passed since then, significant advances have been made-topics such as inflation, cosmic strings, superstrings, and quantum cosmology, which are included in the present volume, did not exist in 1979. The book begins with some historically oriented articles and goes on to articles in experimental gravity. Most of the rest of the book is devoted to a range of subjects: dark stars, black holes, gravitational radiation, dark matter, inflation, and strings. Each of the articles is self-contained and should be accessible to anyone with a reasonable background in general relativity. Must reading for anyone interested in the area. Strongly recommended.-B.R. Parker, Idaho State University

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