From white dwarfs to black holes : the legacy of S. Chandrasekhar

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  • Journal of astrophysics and astronomy.
Published
  • Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press 1999
Physical description
xiii, 240p. : ill. ; 24cm.
ISBN
  • 0226769968
Notes
  • "The essays in this book were originally published by the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1996 as a special issue of the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy."-t.p. verso
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Stars: their structure and evolution / G. Srinivasan -- Neutron stars before 1967 and my debt to Chandra / E.E. Salpeter -- The stellar-dynamical oeuvre / James Binney -- Radiative transfer / George B. Rybicki -- The negative ion of hydrogen / A.R.P. Rau -- S. Chandrasekhar and magnetohydrodynamics / E.N. Parker -- The virial method and the classical ellipsoids / Norman R. Lebovitz -- Making the transition from Newton to Einstein: Chandrasekhar's work on the post-Newtonian approximation and radiation reaction / Bernard F. Schutz -- Stability theory of relativistic stars / John L. Friedman -- Chandrasekhar, black holes, and singularities / Roger Penrose -- Chandra and his students at Yerkes Observatory.
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Genre
  • Biography.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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