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The Non-Radial Oscillations of Stars in General Relativity and Other Writings

The Non Radial Oscillations Of Stars In General Relativity And Other Writings


In these selections readers are treated to a rare opportunity to see theworld through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most brilliantand sensitive scientists. Conceived by Chandrasekhar as a supplement tohis Selected Papers, this volume begins with eight papers hewrote with Valeria Ferrari on the non-radial oscillations of stars. Itthen explores some of the themes addressed in Truth and Beauty,with meditations on the aesthetics of science and the world it examines.Highlights include: "The Series Paintings of Claude Monet and theLandscape of General Relativity," "The Perception of Beauty and thePursuit of Science," "On Reading Newton's Principia at Age PastEighty," and personal recollections of Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru,and others.Selected Papers, Volume 7 paints a picture of Chandra's universe,filled with stars and galaxies, but with space for poetics, paintings,and politics.The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upperlimit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the NobelPrize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, includingThe Mathematical Theory of Black Holes and, most recently,Newton's Principia for the Common Reader.



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • ISBN-13: 9780226101033
  • ISBN: 0226101037
  • Publication Year: 1997
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