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Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.) 
Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
026216 
2017 
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Jonathan Pearson 
Generalized perturbations in modified gravity and dark energy 
I02376 

eBook 

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Gustavo E. Romero 
Introduction to black hole astrophysics 
I02365 

eBook 

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Valerio Faraoni 
Special relativity 
I02332 

eBook 

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Daniele Faccio (ed.) 
Analogue gravity phenomenology 
I02315 

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Florian Scheck 
Classical field theory 
I01892 
2012 
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Haixing Miao 
Exploring macroscopic quantum mechanics in optomechanical devices 
I01810 
2012 
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Mauro Carfora 
Quantum triangulations 
I01809 
2012 
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Carl S. Helrich 
classical theory of fields 
I01806 
2012 
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Ulrich Ellwanger 
From the universe to the elementary particles 
I01791 
2012 
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Title  Gravity and the Quantum: Pedagogical Essays on Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Quantum Gravity 
Author(s)  Jasjeet Singh Bagla (ed.);Sunu Engineer (ed.) 
Publication  Switzerland, Springer, 2017. 
Description  XII, 494 p. 54 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book provides a compilation of indepth articles and reviews on key topics within gravitation, cosmology and related issues. It is a celebratory volume dedicated to Prof. Thanu Padmanabhan ("Paddy"), the renowned relativist and cosmologist from IUCAA, India, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. The authors, many of them leaders of their fields, are all colleagues, collaborators and former students of Paddy, who have worked with him over a research career spanning more than four decades. Paddy is a scientist of diverse interests, who attaches great importance to teaching. With this in mind, the aim of this compilation is to provide an accessible pedagogic introduction to, and overview of, various important topics in cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. As such it will be an invaluable resource for scientists, graduate students and also advanced undergraduates seeking to broaden their horizons 
Contents Note  J. Alcaniz et al. Measuring baryon acoustic oscillations with angular twopoint correlation function  C. M. Boily Resonant disruption of binary stars by a catalytic black hole  RongGen Cai and LiMing Cao Mechanics of Apparent Horizon in Two Dimensional Dilaton Gravity  Sumanta Chakraborty Boundary Terms of the EinsteinHilbert Action  Timothy Clifton and John Barrow Decay of the Cosmic Vacuum Energy  Naresh Dadhich Understanding General Relativity after 100 years: A matter of perspective  Tevian Dray Piecewise Conserved Quantities  Pankaj Joshi SelfSimilarity and Criticality in Gravitational Collapse  Claus Kiefer Notes on semiclassical Weyl gravity  Dawood Kothawala Accelerated Observers, Thermal Entropy, and Spacetime Curvature  Donald LyndenBell A local stress tensor for gravity Fields  Michele Maggiore Nonlocal Infrared Modifications of Gravity: A Review  Ayan Mukhopadhyay Emergence of gravity and RG flow  S. Modak Modelling nonparadoxical loss of information in black hole evaporation  J.V. Narlikar Relativistic Paths : A Feynman Problem  Martin Rees Thoughts on 50 years in astrophysics and cosmology and on what comes next  Sudipta Sarkar Area Theorem: General Relativity and Beyond  Shankarnarayanan What Are the Atoms of Space Time?  Suprit Singh From Quantum to Classical in the Sky  T.P. Singh Classical and quantum: a conflict of interest  Lee Smolin Four principles for quantum gravity  L. Sriramkurar What do detectors detect?  Urjit A Yajnik Stability longevity and all that : false vacua and topological defects 
Classification  531.51:530.145(069)

Keyword(s)  1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
2. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
3. DEDICATEE  THANU PADMANABHAN
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
8. PADMANABHAN, THANU  DEDICATEE
9. QUANTUM FIELD THEORY

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Title  Special relativity 
Author(s)  Valerio Faraoni 
Description  1 online resource (xviii, 304 pages) : illustrations 
Abstract Note  This book offers an essential bridge between collegelevel introductions and advanced graduatelevel books on special relativity. It begins at an elementary level, presenting and discussing the basic concepts normally covered in collegelevel works, including the Lorentz transformation. Subsequent chapters introduce the fourdimensional worldview implied by the Lorentz transformations, mixing time and space coordinates, before continuing on to the formalism of tensors, a topic usually avoided in lowerlevel courses. The book's second half addresses a number of essential points, including the concept of causality; the equivalence between mass and energy, including applications; relativistic optics; and measurements and matter in Minkowski spacetime. The closing chapters focus on the energymomentum tensor of a continuous distribution of massenergy and its covariant conservation; angular momentum; a discussion of the scalar field of perfect fluids and the Maxwell field; and general coordinates. Every chapter is supplemented by a section with numerous exercises, allowing readers to practice the theory. These exercises constitute an essential part of the textbook, and the solutions to approximately half of them are provided in the appendix 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references and index 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. EBOOK
3. EBOOK  SPRINGER
4. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences
5. PHYSICS
6. Special relativity (Physics)

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Title  Analogue gravity phenomenology : analogue spacetimes and horizons, from theory to experiment 
Author(s)  Daniele Faccio (ed.) 
Description  1 online resource (xx, 439 pages) : illustrations (some color) 
Abstract Note  Analogue Gravity Phenomenology is a collection of contributions that cover a vast range of areas in physics, ranging from surface wave propagation in fluids to nonlinear optics. The underlying common aspect of all these topics, and hence the main focus and perspective from which they are explained here, is the attempt to develop analogue models for gravitational systems. The original and main motivation of the field is the verification and study of Hawking radiation from a horizon: the enabling feature is the possibility to generate horizons in the laboratory with a wide range of physical systems that involve a flow of one kind or another. The years around 2010 and onwards witnessed a sudden surge of experimental activity in this expanding field of research. However, building an expertise in analogue gravity requires the researcher to be equipped with a rather broad range of knowledge and interests. The aim of this book is to bring the reader up to date with the latest developments and provide the basic background required in order to appreciate the goals, difficulties and success stories in the field of analogue gravity. Each chapter of the book treats a different topic explained in detail by the major experts for each specific discipline. The first chapters give an overview of black hole spacetimes and Hawking radiation before moving on to describe the large variety of analogue spacetimes that have been proposed and are currently under investigation. This introductory part is then followed by an indepth description of what are currently the three most promising analogue spacetime settings, namely surface waves in flowing fluids, acoustic oscillations in BoseEinstein condensates and electromagnetic waves in nonlinear optics. Both theory and experimental endeavours are explained in detail. The final chapters refer to other aspects of analogue gravity beyond the study of Hawking radiation, such as Lorentz invariance violations and Brownian motion in curved spacetimes, before concluding with a return to the origins of the field and a description of the available observational evidence for horizons in astrophysical black holes 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references and index 
Keyword(s)  1. Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
6. Optics and Electrodynamics
7. PHYSICS
8. Quantum Field Theories, String Theory
9. Quantum Gases and Condensates

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