The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time (Revised)

Stephen Hawking (Author) S W Hawking (Author)
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Description

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity leads to two remarkable predictions: first, that the ultimate destiny of many massive stars is to undergo gravitional collapse and to disappear from view, leaving behind a' black hole' in space; and secondly, that there will exist singularities in space -time itself. These singularities are places where space-time begins or ends, and the presently known laws of physics break down. They will occur inside black holes, and in the past are what might be construed as the beginning of the universe.

Product Details

Price
$36.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
March 28, 1975
Pages
404
Dimensions
5.96 X 0.8 X 8.93 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521099066
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About the Author

Garry Parsons is the award-winning illustrator of many books, including George's Secret Key to the Universe, George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt, George and the Big Bang, George and the Unbreakable Code, and George and the Blue Moon by Lucy and Stephen Hawking; Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray; and What's Cool About School by Kate Agnew. He lives in London. Visit him at GarryParsons.co.uk.

Reviews

"...an excellent set of reviews of some of the most exciting areas of research in gravitational physics...I have not found a comparable compilation of valuable information on the current status of general relativity." American Scientist