Book Volume 177 2014

General Relativity, Cosmology and Astrophysics

Perspectives 100 years after Einstein's stay in Prague

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ISBN: 978-3-319-06348-5 (Print) 978-3-319-06349-2 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Gravity and Prague

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-32

      Kepler and Mach’s Principle

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      Pages 33-63

      Einstein in Prague: Relativity Then and Now

  3. Classical General Relativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

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      Pages 67-90

      Observers, Observables and Measurements in General Relativity

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      Pages 91-110

      Some Links Between General Relativity and Other Parts of Physics

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      Pages 111-145

      The General Relativistic Two Body Problem and the Effective One Body Formalism

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      Pages 147-168

      Gravitational Self-Force: Orbital Mechanics Beyond Geodesic Motion

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      Pages 169-189

      Hamiltonian Formalism for Spinning Black Holes in General Relativity

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      Pages 191-208

      Stability of Marginally Outer Trapped Surfaces and Geometric Inequalities

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      Pages 209-228

      Stationary Black-Hole Binaries: A Non-existence Proof

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      Pages 229-238

      Dynamic and Thermodynamic Stability of Black Holes and Black Branes

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      Pages 239-244

      Instability of Anti-de Sitter Spacetime

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      Pages 245-260

      Higher-Dimensional Black Holes

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      Chapter

      Pages 261-273

      Black Holes, Hidden Symmetry and Complete Integrability: Brief Review

  4. Cosmology and Quantum Gravity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 275-275

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      Pages 277-303

      Cosmological Models and Stability

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      Pages 305-321

      Inflation and Birth of Cosmological Perturbations

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      Pages 323-347

      Loop Quantum Gravity and the Planck Regime of Cosmology

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      Chapter

      Pages 349-367

      The Inflationary Origin of the Seeds of Cosmic Structure: Quantum Theory and the Need for Novel Physics

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      Pages 369-387

      Quantum Gravity: The View From Particle Physics

  5. Numerical Relativity and Relativistic Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 389-389

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      Pages 391-425

      Three Little Pieces for Computer and Relativity

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      Chapter

      Pages 427-458

      Instabilities of Relativistic Stars

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