Astrophysics, General Relativity and Cosmology
Up to about 1930 A.D. very little was known about the source of energy of the stars. The relativistic theory of astrophysics only started thirty to forty years ago. In these lectures we shall see how we have begun to learn about the formation of galaxies and galactic clusters, and about the birth and death of stars. We have now, more or less completely, understood what happens to stars after their nuclear energy has been used up. We shall be using field theory (mainly as embodied in general relativity theory i.e. gravitation) and quantum mechanics.
KeywordsBlack Hole Binary System Neutron Star White Dwarf Solar Mass
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