Compact Stars

Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics and General Relativity

  • Norman K. Glendenning

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 362-390

About this book

Introduction

Neutron stars are the smallest denses stars known, with densities some 1014 times that of the Earth. They rotate with periods of fractions of a second, and their magnetic fields drive intense interstellar dynamos, lighting up entire nebulae. This text discusses the physics of these extreme objects. It includes the needed background in classical general relativity in nuclear and particle physics.

Keywords

Redshift Variation black hole black holes earth gravitation gravity neutron neutron star particle physics relativity star stellar structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Norman K. Glendenning
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  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-0491-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-0493-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-0491-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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