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- Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars
**by Stuart L. Shapiro**, Saul A. TeukolskyISBN 0471873179 (0-471-87317-9)

Hardcover, Wiley-VCH

Find This Book**Book summary:**This self-contained textbook brings together many different branches of physics--e.g. nuclear physics, solid state physics, particle physics, hydrodynamics, relativity--to analyze compact objects. The latest astronomical data is assessed. Over 250 exercises.

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- Numerical Relativity: Solving Einstein's Equations on the Computer
**by Thomas W. Baumgarte, Stuart L. Shapiro**ISBN 1139193341 (1-139-19334-1)

Cambridge University Press

Find This Book**Book summary:**Aimed at students and researchers entering the field, this pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity will also interest scientists seeking a broad survey of its challenges and achievements. Assuming only a basic knowledge of classical general relativity, the book develops the mathematical formalism from first principles, and then highlights some of the pioneering simulations involving black holes and neutron stars, gravitational collapse and gravitational waves. The book contains 300 exercises to help readers master new material as it is presented. Numerous illustrations, many in color, assist in visualizing new geometric concepts and highlighting the results of computer simulations. Summary boxes encapsulate some of the most important results for quick reference. Applications covered include calculations of coalescing binary black holes and binary neutron stars, rotating stars, colliding star clusters, gravitational and magnetorotational collapse, critical phenomena, the generation of gravitational waves, and other topics of current physical and astrophysical significance.

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