The Resource The little book of black holes, Steven S. Gubser & Frans Pretorius, (electronic resource)

The little book of black holes, Steven S. Gubser & Frans Pretorius, (electronic resource)

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The little book of black holes
Title
The little book of black holes
Statement of responsibility
Steven S. Gubser & Frans Pretorius
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Language
eng
Summary
Black holes, predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity more than a century ago, have long intrigued scientists and the public with their bizarre and fantastical properties. Although Einstein understood that black holes were mathematical solutions to his equations, he never accepted their physical reality? A viewpoint many shared. After introducing the basics of the special and general theories of relativity, this book describes black holes both as astrophysical objects and theoretical "laboratories" in which physicists can test their understanding of gravitational, quantum, and thermal physics. From Schwarzschild black holes to rotating and colliding black holes, and from gravitational radiation to Hawking radiation and information loss, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments and analogies to explain their subject accessibly. They also describe the decades-long quest to observe the universe in gravitational waves, which recently resulted in the LIGO observatories' detection of the distinctive gravitational wave "chirp" of two colliding black holes?the first direct observation of black holes' existence
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1972-
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Gubser, Steven Scott
Dewey number
523.8/875
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other
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Read by Andrew Eiden
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1973-
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  • Pretorius, Frans
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Series statement
Science essentials
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Black holes (Astronomy)
Target audience
adult
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The little book of black holes, Steven S. Gubser & Frans Pretorius, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11983572
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online resource
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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MWT11983572
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 12 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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MWT11983572
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access
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sound
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other
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11983572
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Label
The little book of black holes, Steven S. Gubser & Frans Pretorius, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11983572
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11983572
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 12 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11983572
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11983572
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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