Special and General Relativity are concisely developed together with essential aspects of nuclear and particle physics. Problem sets are provided for many chapters, making the book ideal for a course on the physics of white dwarf and neutron star interiors. Norman K. Glendenning is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Nuclear Science Division, Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books.
From the reviews: "The text is presented in a very pedagogical way, allowing beginners to appreciate the quality of the book. ! This book is very well written and easy to follow and doesn't need a huge background on astrophysics. I recommend this book for teachers as well as students and everyone who is interested in star physics." (Terence Delsate, Physicalia, Vol. 30 (2), 2008) "This short ! and well written book provides a clear introduction with notable insight into the complex astrophysical subject represented by the theoretical study of the structure and composition of compact stars. ! this book also be a useful reference for astrophysical concepts and results, and makes it altogether advisable for upper-undergraduate and graduate level students in astrophysics ! ." (Giovanni Preti, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 b)
Introduction.- Special Relativity.- General Relativity.- Compact Stars: From Dwarfs to Black Holes.- Cosmology.- References.- Index
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Norman K. Glendenning is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Nuclear Science Division, Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous books, including Compact Stars (Springer, 2nd ed., 2000), Physics of Neutron Star Interiors (Springer, 2001) and Direct Nuclear Reactions (Academic Press, 1983).
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