Singular Null Hypersurfaces In General Relativity: Light-like Signals From Violent Astrophysical Events

Singular Null Hypersurfaces In General Relativity: Light-like Signals From Violent Astrophysical Events

By: Peter A. Hogan (author), Claude Barrabes (author)Hardback

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Description

This book presents a comprehensive and self-contained exposition of the mathematical theory of impulsive light-like signals in general relativity. Applications are provided in relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and alternative theories of gravity deduced from string theory. Cataclysmic astrophysical events give rise to impulsive light-like signals which can generally be decomposed into a thin shell of null matter and an impulsive gravitational wave. Several examples are considered in black hole physics, wave collisions and light-like boosts of compact gravitating sources.Graduate students and researchers in relativistic astrophysics, cosmology and string theory will find this book very useful.

Contents

General Description of an Impulsive Light-Like Signal; Illustrations and Implications of the Bianchi Identities; Light-Like Boosts; Spherically Symmetric Null Shells; Collisions of Plane Impulsive Light-Like Signals; Impulsive Light-Like Signals in Alternative Theories of Gravity.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812387370
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9789812387370
  • ISBN10: 9812387374

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