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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
1 
Farook Rahaman 
General theory of relativity: A Mathematical Approach 
027058 
2021 
Book 

2 
Serge Parnovsky 
How the universe works: Introduction to Modern Cosmology 
026587 
2018 
Book 

3 
Stephen Hawking 
Brief answers to big questions 
026386 
2018 
Book 

4 
Francesco D Belgiorno 
Hawking radiation: From Astrophysical Black Holes to Analogous Systems in Lab 
026379 
2018 
Book 

5 
Neil DeGrasse Tyson 
Welcome to the universe: The Problem Book 
026277 
2017 
Book 

6 
Ghanashyam Date 
General relativity: Basic and Beyond 
026069 
2015 
Book 

7 
Yvonne ChoquetBruhat 
Introduction to general relativity, black holes and cosmology 
026042 
2015 
Book 

8 
Belal E. Baaquie 
Exploring the invisible universe: From Black Holes to Superstrings 
025991 
2015 
Book 

9 
Pankaj S. Joshi 
Story of collapsing stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity 
025945 
2015 
Book 

10 
Kip Thorne 
Science of interstellar 
025899 
2014 
Book 


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Title  General theory of relativity: A Mathematical Approach 
Author(s)  Farook Rahaman 
Publication  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2021. 
Description  404pp 
Contents Note  The book aims to expound the general theory of relativity with a mathematical point of view. Catering to the needs of postgraduate students and researchers in the field of astrophysics and mathematical physics, it offers the readers a comprehensive understanding of the advanced topics of the subject matter. It specifically discusses the mathematical foundation of tensor calculus, gives a background of geodesics, Einstein's field equations, linearised gravity, spacetime of spherically symmetric distribution of matter and black holes, and particle and photon orbits in spacetime. Apart from the formulation of general relativity, Lie derivatives and its applications, and causality of spacetime are also discussed in detail. Certain preliminary concepts of extrinsic curvature, Lagrangian formalism of general theory of relativity and 3 + 1 decomposition of spacetime are covered and are provided in the book as appendices. 
ISBN,Price  9781108837996 : Rs 995.00(HB) 
Classification  530.12:51

Keyword(s)  1. BLACK HOLE
2. COSMOLOGY
3. EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS
4. GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
5. GEODESICS
6. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
7. TENSOR CALCULUS

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Title  How the universe works: Introduction to Modern Cosmology 
Author(s)  Serge Parnovsky;Aleksei Parnowski 
Publication  New Jersey, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2018. 
Description  xxii, 163p. 
Abstract Note  This book is about the history and the current state of the art in the exciting field of cosmology — the science about the Universe as a whole, which is guaranteed to attract the attention of a wide range of readers. It mostly aims to explain the main ideas of modern cosmology: the expanding Universe, its creation in a Big Bang, its evolution, characteristics, and structure, as well as issues — dark matter and dark energy, black holes and other exotic objects etc. It also answers most frequently asked questions about cosmology. 
ISBN,Price  9789813234949 : $ 58.00(HB) 
Classification  524.8

Keyword(s)  1. BIG BANG
2. BLACK HOLE
3. COSMOLOGY
4. DARK ENERGY
5. DARK MATTER
6. UNIVERSE

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Title  Brief answers to big questions 
Author(s)  Stephen Hawking 
Publication  London, John Murray, 2018. 
Description  xxiii, 232p 
Abstract Note  The worldfamous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work.How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us?Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet.And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth  from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial superintelligence  Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.Wideranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. 
ISBN,Price  9781473695986 : Rs 650.00(HB) 
Classification  52

Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. BLACK HOLE
3. COSMOLOGY
4. POPULAR ASTRONOMY

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Title  Welcome to the universe: The Problem Book 
Author(s)  Neil DeGrasse Tyson;Michael A. Strauss;J. Richard Gott 
Publication  Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2017. 
Description  xxv, 235p. 
Abstract Note  Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it allfrom planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only worldclass astrophysicists can provide. 
ISBN,Price  9780691177816 : US $35.00(PB) 
Classification  524.8

Keyword(s)  1. BLACK HOLE
2. EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY
3. GALAXIES
4. NEWTON'S LAWS
5. PLANETARY SCIENCE
6. STARS
7. SUMMER PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
8. SUMMER STUDENTS PROGRAM
9. UNIVERSE

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Title  Introduction to general relativity, black holes and cosmology 
Author(s)  Yvonne ChoquetBruhat 
Publication  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015. 
Description  xx, 279p. 
Abstract Note  General Relativity is a beautiful geometric theory, simple in its mathematical formulation but leading to numerous consequences with striking physical interpretations: gravitational waves, black holes, cosmological models, and so on.
This introductory textbook is written for mathematics students interested in physics and physics students interested in exact mathematical formulations (or for anyone with a scientific mind who is curious to know more of the world we live in), recent remarkable experimental and observational results which confirm the theory are clearly described and no specialised physics knowledge is required. The mathematical level of Part A is aimed at undergraduate students and could be the basis for a course on General Relativity. Part B is more advanced, but still does not require sophisticated mathematics. 
ISBN,Price  9780199666461 : UKP 24.99(PB) 
Classification  530.12:524.8

Keyword(s)  1. BLACK HOLE
2. CAUCHY PROBLEM
3. COSMOLOGY
4. EINSTEIN EQUATIONS
5. GENERAL RELATIVITY
6. LORENTZIAN GEOMETRY
7. RELATIVISTIC FLUIDS
8. RELATIVISTIC KINETIC THEORY
9. RIEMANNIAN GEOMETRY
10. SCHWARZSCHILD SPACETIME
11. SPECIAL RELATIVITY

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026042 

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Title  Exploring the invisible universe: From Black Holes to Superstrings 
Author(s)  Belal E. Baaquie;Frederick H. Willeboordse 
Publication  New Jersey, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., 2015. 
Description  xvi, 471p. 
Abstract Note  Book covers the gamut of topics in advanced modern physics and provides extensive and well substantiated answers to these questions and many more. Discussed in a nontechnical, yet also nontrivial manner, are topics dominated by invisible things  such as Black Holes and Superstrings as well as Fields, Gravitation, the Standard Model, Cosmology, Relativity, the Origin of Elements, Stars and Planetary Evolution, and more. Just giving the answer, as so many books do, is really not telling anything at all. To truly answer the "why" questions of nature, one needs to follow the chain of reasoning that scientists have used to come to the conclusions they have. This book does not shy away from difficulttoexplain topics by reducing them to oneline answers and power phrases suitable for a popular talk show. The explanations are rigorous and straight to the point. This book is rarely mathematical without being afraid, however, to use elementary mathematics when called for. In order to achieve this, a large number of detailed figures, specially developed for this book and found nowhere else, convey insights that otherwise might either be inaccessible or need lengthy and difficulttofollow explanations. 
ISBN,Price  9789814618670 : US 45.00(HB) 
Classification  524.8

Keyword(s)  1. BLACK HOLE
2. COSMOLOGY
3. DARK UNIVERSE
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  WORLD SCIENTIFIC
6. ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS
7. GRAVITATION
8. ORIGIN OF ELEMENTS
9. STANDARD MODEL
10. SUPERSTRINGS

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Title  Science of interstellar 
Author(s)  Kip Thorne 
Publication  London, W. W. Norton & Company, 2014. 
Description  x, 324p. 
Abstract Note  Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects ofInterstellar, shows us that the movieâs jawdropping events and stunning, neverbeforeattempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorneâs scientific insightsâmany of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellarâdescribe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible 
ISBN,Price  9780393351378 : US $24.95(PB) 
Classification  52

Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. BLACK HOLE
3. INTERSTELLAR  MOVIE
4. UNIVERSE
5. WORMHOLE

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