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by Saul A. Teukolsky,Stuart L. Shapiro

Download Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The Physics of Compact Objects fb2, epub

ISBN: 0471873179
Author: Saul A. Teukolsky,Stuart L. Shapiro
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-VCH (May 10, 1983)
Pages: 645
Category: Astronomy & Space Science
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 344
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Compact objects provide unique cosmic laboratories for testing physics and astrophysics under extreme conditions.

Compact objects provide unique cosmic laboratories for testing physics and astrophysics under extreme conditions. They interact via all four of the fundamental forces of nature: electromagnetism, strong and weak nuclear forces, and gravitation. As a result, the book brings together topics from such diverse areas as solid state physics, nuclear and particle physics, relativity and hydrodynamics. In the text, the authors first analyze the physical properties of compact objects in their simplest states.

I am not going to talk about the subject of the book. If it has been around for those many years (in spite of the so many observational advances in the subject) is because the quality. After one month the pages are starting to falling apart.

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This self-contained work is a rigorous, yet understandable, references on the latest theoretical and observational developments. Categories: Physics\Astronomy: Astrophysics.

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

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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 250 exercises.

Comments:

Trash
If your into this subject matter and have the necessary math and science background then you would love this book. However, it was written several years ago and there have since been newer discoveries in mathematics etc.. that do not appear in this book but other than that it's a good starting place. It came on time however, as may others have complained the binding is terrible. If you do not fix the binding the book literally falls apart. That's not the authors fault but the book binding company. They need to replace the 1940's glue in their machines.
Whilingudw
good job
Fenrikasa
I did not have this book as a graduate class text, but I used it extensively while studying for my candidacy exam. This book was invaluable for that purpose. It contains great insight and intuition for many of the physical phenomena described. Its theoretical description of neutron stars was better than any other I had seen. I highly recommend this book.
Dagdatus
Despite a title that might lead you to think that the "physics" is mostly conceptual, this book is for the advanced theorist. More than a basic understanding of physics is required to appreciate its through treatment of astrophysics
Arashitilar
old version,but well kept
Ximathewi
I got the book on time in good condition. Your representative was able to answer my questions by e mail. If you get this message let me have you response.
Dilkree
There are few things in the universe as apocalyptic in scope as the death of a star -- generally speaking, the remnant of a star at the end of its lifespan will turn into one of three objects: a white dwarf, a neutron star, or a black hole (there are a few other variations or extensions, but this is the primary end).
This particular book is designed for the advanced undergraduate in physical sciences, or the beginning graduate student. It presumes no specific astrophysical education, although few without an interest in astrophysics will seek out this text, and thus readers will probably know a thing or two. It does assume a good degree of knowledge of physics, including electromagnetism, mechanics (both classical/Newtonian and quantum), special relativity, and thermodynamics. It also assumes a good proficiency with integral and differential calculus; the higher the mathematical training the better for understanding this text.
Compact objects are the core fragments or remnants of stars -- as such, they differ from stars in significant ways. They are no longer burning fuel in fusion reactions, which is what supports much of the mass of regular stars against gravitational collapse. The three objects of the title are different degrees of the same type of object, and what a collapsing star becomes depends upon how much mass still remains at the exhaustion of nuclear energy processes. The collapse of such large objects impacts matter at the very smallest levels -- hence, the study here is not simply one of gravitational pull versus surface area and small size relative to stars, but also of the distortions that occur at the smallest of levels due to the tremendous warping.
The book begins with a broad overview of what is known and not known, and what will be studied. For instance, the dividing lines between objects is blurry, particularly when it comes to determining the line between neutron star and black hole formation. Similarly, there are other methods of forming black holes (accretion of materials onto neutron stars, supermassive star collapse, or primordial black holes) that are theoretically possible but still (as of the publication of this text) still very speculative.
Compact objects are important in the universe for many reasons. Many galaxies seem to have such compact objects both at their centre and scattered through the stellar populations. They produce various x-ray sources (pulsars) as well as other interesting objects in the sky.
This is not a book for the casual, back-yard astronomer. It can be used by the advanced amateur, however, who has sufficient mathematics and physics background. There are problems to be worked (this is a text book, after all) -- many of these are fairly elementary with computer programming now; at the time of publication, the regular use of computers was only beginning to become commonplace. One hopes that the text will be updated someday, particularly as some aspects of the field change sufficiently that various emphases have changed -- in thinking about popular astrophysics (if such is not an oxymoron), black holes tend to be attractive (if you'll forgive the pun!), and thus the literature is frequently updated.
The authors, both professors at Cornell, have interest in astrophysics, cosmology, stellar dynamics, and relativity. The text is solid and interesting, worthwhile even twenty years after original publication.
I am not going to talk about the subject of the book. If it has been around for those many years (in spite of the so many observational advances in the subject) is because the quality. I just want to say that this edition is poorly built physically. The words are printed with an inject-type-low-quality machine, so if you have a good eye you can see that the letters have irregular borders. You don't see that in old editions. After one month the pages are starting to falling apart. The chapter 2, which is about the equation of state in a degenerate gas and to which you have to come back to it often, have the extremes of the pages off so now I have to be very careful with the book if I don't wanna lose the pages. This is very annoying, specially if you remember that you paid about a $100 for this poorly built edition. It is a disappointment too, the book is very good, but is not made to last.

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