Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Gravitational Lenses

Authors: Schneider, P., Ehlers, J., Falco, E.E.

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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

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravitational Lenses
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03758-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03758-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66506-9
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 560
Number of Illustrations
125 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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