Gravitational Lenses

  • Peter Schneider
  • Jürgen Ehlers
  • Emilio E. Falco

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 25-90
  4. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 91-117
  5. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 119-155
  6. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 157-181
  7. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 183-216
  8. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 217-227
  9. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 229-280
  10. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 281-293
  11. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 295-308
  12. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 309-369
  13. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 371-466
  14. Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    Pages 467-515
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 517-560

About this book

Introduction

Light observed from distant objects is found to be deflected by the gravitational field of massive objects near the line of sight - an effect predicted by Einstein in his first paper setting forth the general theory of relativity, and confirmed by Eddington soon afterwards. If the source of the light is sufficiently distant and bright, and if the intervening object is massive enough and near enough to the line of sight, the gravitational field acts like a lens, focusing the light and producing one or more bright images of the source. This book, by renowned researchers in the field, begins by discussing the basic physics behind gravitational lenses: the optics of curved space-time. It then derives the appropriate equations for predicting the properties of these lenses. In addition, it presents up-to-date observational evidence for gravitational lenses and describes the particular properties of the observed cases. The authors also discuss applications of the results to problems in cosmology

Keywords

Cosmology EFE Extragalactic Cosmology Geometrical Optics Gravitation Gravitational Lensing Gravitationen Gravitationslinsen Gravity Quasare Quasars Relativity general theory of relativity geometrische Optik optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Schneider
    • 1
  • Jürgen Ehlers
    • 2
  • Emilio E. Falco
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für GravitationsphysikAlbert-Einstein-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03758-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66506-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03758-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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