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Black Holes and Galaxy Formation

Edited By: Adonis D Wachter and Raphael J Propst
401 pages, illus, tabs
Black Holes and Galaxy Formation
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  • Black Holes and Galaxy Formation ISBN: 9781607417033 Hardback May 2010 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Galaxies are the basic unit of cosmology. The study of galaxy formation is concerned with the processes that formed a heterogeneous universe from a homogeneous beginning. The physics of galaxy formation is complicated because it deals with the dynamics of stars, thermodynamics of gas and energy production of stars.

A black hole is a massive object whose gravitational field is so intense that it prevents any form of matter or radiation from escaping. It is hypothesized that the most massive galaxies in the universe - elliptical galaxies - grow simultaneously with the super massive black holes at their centers, giving us much stronger evidence that black holes control galaxy formation.

This book reviews new evidence in the field.


Preface; Scalar Potential Model of Galaxies - Review and New Speculations; Biotic Dynamics of Galactic Distribution, Gravitational Waves, and Quantum Processes. A Causal Theory of Cosmological Evolution; Turbulent formation of protogalaxies at the end of the plasma epoch: theory and observations; Tracking order and chaos in a binary quasar dynamical model; Primordial Black Holes, Formation and Evolution; On the Information Paradox in Black Holes; Geometrical and Numerical Aspects of Black Hole Evolution; Quantum Loss of Charge by Non-Rotating Black Holes with Cosmological Constant; Black Holes in Higher Order Curvature Gravity; X-ray Emission From Accretion Disks of AGN: Signatures of Supermassive Black Holes; Powerful Jets From Accreting Black Holes: Evidence From The Optical and Infrared; Hawking Radiation of the Rotating D3-brane From Gravitational Anomaly; Schwarzschild-like Exteriors for Stars in Kaluza-Klein Gravity; Index.

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Edited By: Adonis D Wachter and Raphael J Propst
401 pages, illus, tabs
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