Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu 1938
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Works:  116 works in 510 publications in 12 languages and 10,493 library holdings 

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Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
 Bhāratīya śāstrajña Ḍô. Jayanta Nāraḷīkara by Sadānanda Cendavaṇakara( Book )
 My tale of four cities : an autobiography by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )
 Khagola abhyāsaka Jayanta Nāraḷīkara by Citralekhā Purandare( Book )
 Cāra nagarāntale mājhe viśva by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar( Book )
Most widely held works by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
The lighter side of gravity by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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44 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravity is the most enigmatic of all known basic forces in nature. Yet it controls everything from the motion of ocean tides to the expansions of the entire Universe. Many books use technical jargon and highpowered maths to explain what gravity is all about. In The lighter side of gravity, the presentation is beautifully clear and completely nontechnical. Familiar analogies, interesting anecdotes, and numerous illustrations are used throughout to get across subtle
44 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravity is the most enigmatic of all known basic forces in nature. Yet it controls everything from the motion of ocean tides to the expansions of the entire Universe. Many books use technical jargon and highpowered maths to explain what gravity is all about. In The lighter side of gravity, the presentation is beautifully clear and completely nontechnical. Familiar analogies, interesting anecdotes, and numerous illustrations are used throughout to get across subtle
Introduction to cosmology by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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39 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introductory textbook describes modern cosmology at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates who are familiar with mathematical methods and basic theoretical physics. An introductory survey of the large scale structure of the universe is followed by an outline of general relativity. This is then used to construct the standard models of the universe. The very early and early stages of the Big Bang are described, and this includes primordial nucleosynthesis, grand unified theories, primordial black holes, and the era of quantum cosmology. The problem of the formation of structure in the universe is then addressed. This textbook concludes with brief outlines of alternative cosmologies. It includes 400 problems for students to solve, and is accompanied by numerous worked examples
39 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introductory textbook describes modern cosmology at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates who are familiar with mathematical methods and basic theoretical physics. An introductory survey of the large scale structure of the universe is followed by an outline of general relativity. This is then used to construct the standard models of the universe. The very early and early stages of the Big Bang are described, and this includes primordial nucleosynthesis, grand unified theories, primordial black holes, and the era of quantum cosmology. The problem of the formation of structure in the universe is then addressed. This textbook concludes with brief outlines of alternative cosmologies. It includes 400 problems for students to solve, and is accompanied by numerous worked examples
The structure of the universe by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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28 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violent phenomena in the universe by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence  gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes  that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This readerfriendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the development of modern astrophysics and its explanations of these startling celestial fireworks. This lively narrative ranges from the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent exciting discoveries of such violent phenomena as supernovae, pulsars, Xray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An indepth exploration of the Big Bang covers both conventional theory and subsequent issues that cast doubt upon its explanation of the birth of the universe. Several appendixes offer supplements to the text's main topics, and a helpful glossary and tables of references appear at the end
23 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence  gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes  that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This readerfriendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the development of modern astrophysics and its explanations of these startling celestial fireworks. This lively narrative ranges from the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein to recent exciting discoveries of such violent phenomena as supernovae, pulsars, Xray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An indepth exploration of the Big Bang covers both conventional theory and subsequent issues that cast doubt upon its explanation of the birth of the universe. Several appendixes offer supplements to the text's main topics, and a helpful glossary and tables of references appear at the end
Action at a distance in physics and cosmology by
Fred Hoyle(
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11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The physicsastronomy frontier by
Fred Hoyle(
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12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu yi wu li xue zhong de si zhong zuo yong li:dian ci xiang hu zuo yong li,Qiang xiang hu zuo yong li,Ruo xiang hu zuo yong li,Yin li xiang hu zuo yong li wei kuang jia,Xi tong jie shao le tian wen xue he tian ti wu li xue zhi shi,Shu zhong bao kuo le jin dai tian wen xue de zui xin yan jiu cheng guo yi ji zuo zhe zi ji chuang li de xue shuo
12 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu yi wu li xue zhong de si zhong zuo yong li:dian ci xiang hu zuo yong li,Qiang xiang hu zuo yong li,Ruo xiang hu zuo yong li,Yin li xiang hu zuo yong li wei kuang jia,Xi tong jie shao le tian wen xue he tian ti wu li xue zhi shi,Shu zhong bao kuo le jin dai tian wen xue de zui xin yan jiu cheng guo yi ji zuo zhe zi ji chuang li de xue shuo
From black clouds to black holes by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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25 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes in a nontechnical language, one of the success stories of modern (twentiethcentury) astronomy. It presents us with the physical picture of what constitutes a star, with a description of how a star evolves with time, how its shape and brightness change, how it manufactures the chemical elements deep in its interior, what makes it explode. The presentation also includes exotic objects such as supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars and white dwarfs, and of course, black holes. The book will be appropriate as supplementary material for an elementary course on astronomy and astrophysics
25 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes in a nontechnical language, one of the success stories of modern (twentiethcentury) astronomy. It presents us with the physical picture of what constitutes a star, with a description of how a star evolves with time, how its shape and brightness change, how it manufactures the chemical elements deep in its interior, what makes it explode. The presentation also includes exotic objects such as supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars and white dwarfs, and of course, black holes. The book will be appropriate as supplementary material for an elementary course on astronomy and astrophysics
Seven wonders of the Cosmos by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the universe and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science." "Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and solar system and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the universe. Each of the seven wonders represents a range of mysterious phenomena or a class of spectacular events or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and often defied explanation."Jacket
17 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the universe and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science." "Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and solar system and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the universe. Each of the seven wonders represents a range of mysterious phenomena or a class of spectacular events or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and often defied explanation."Jacket
The primeval universe by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Facts and speculations in cosmology by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The theory of the origin of the universe has advanced overtime through observational evidence as well as through a lot of speculation. In this historical approach to cosmology, the authors review our present ideas on the origin and largescale structure of the universe against the backdrop of our astronomical knowledge. They argue that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern cosmology, showing how assumptions have been made and portrayed as confirmed facts." "This unique book gives not only a critical assessment of the big bang theory, but presents a host of anomalous observations, and puts forward an alternative, controversial theory on the origin of the universe. A nonmathematical account, it contains analogies from everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and follow the arguments presented. A thoughtprovoking insight into the evolution of cosmology for undergraduate students and general readers, this book shows that the mystery of the origin of the universe is far from being solved."Jacket
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The theory of the origin of the universe has advanced overtime through observational evidence as well as through a lot of speculation. In this historical approach to cosmology, the authors review our present ideas on the origin and largescale structure of the universe against the backdrop of our astronomical knowledge. They argue that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern cosmology, showing how assumptions have been made and portrayed as confirmed facts." "This unique book gives not only a critical assessment of the big bang theory, but presents a host of anomalous observations, and puts forward an alternative, controversial theory on the origin of the universe. A nonmathematical account, it contains analogies from everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and follow the arguments presented. A thoughtprovoking insight into the evolution of cosmology for undergraduate students and general readers, this book shows that the mystery of the origin of the universe is far from being solved."Jacket
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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15 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For several decades since its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity stood somewhat aloof from the rest of physics. Paradoxically, the attributes which normally boost a physical theory  namely, its perfection as a theoreti cal framework and the extraordinary intellectual achievement underlying i prevented the general theory from being assimilated in the mainstream of physics. It was as if theoreticians hesitated to tamper with something that is manifestly so beautiful. Happily, two developments in the 1970s have narrowed the gap. In 1974 Stephen Hawking arrived at the remarkable result that black holes radiate after all. And in the second half of the decade, particle physicists discovered that the only scenario for applying their grand unified theories was offered by the very early phase in the history of the Big Bang universe. In both cases, it was necessary to discuss the ideas of quantum field theory in the background of curved spacetime that is basic to general relativity. This is, however, only half the total story. If gravity is to be brought into the general fold of theoretical physics we have to know how to quantize it. To date this has proved a formidable task although most physicists would agree that, as in the case of grand unified theories, quantum gravity will have applications to cosmology, in the very early stages of the Big Bang universe. In fact, the present picture of the Big Bang universe necessarily forces us to think of quantum cosmology
15 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For several decades since its inception, Einstein's general theory of relativity stood somewhat aloof from the rest of physics. Paradoxically, the attributes which normally boost a physical theory  namely, its perfection as a theoreti cal framework and the extraordinary intellectual achievement underlying i prevented the general theory from being assimilated in the mainstream of physics. It was as if theoreticians hesitated to tamper with something that is manifestly so beautiful. Happily, two developments in the 1970s have narrowed the gap. In 1974 Stephen Hawking arrived at the remarkable result that black holes radiate after all. And in the second half of the decade, particle physicists discovered that the only scenario for applying their grand unified theories was offered by the very early phase in the history of the Big Bang universe. In both cases, it was necessary to discuss the ideas of quantum field theory in the background of curved spacetime that is basic to general relativity. This is, however, only half the total story. If gravity is to be brought into the general fold of theoretical physics we have to know how to quantize it. To date this has proved a formidable task although most physicists would agree that, as in the case of grand unified theories, quantum gravity will have applications to cosmology, in the very early stages of the Big Bang universe. In fact, the present picture of the Big Bang universe necessarily forces us to think of quantum cosmology
Quasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction by
A. K Kembhavi(
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14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides an uptodate and comprehensive account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). The latest observations and theoretical models are combined in this clear, pedagogic textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Researchers will also find this wideranging and coherent review invaluable. Throughout, detailed derivations of important results are provided to ensure the book is selfcontained. Theories and models are critically compared with detailed and often puzzling observations from across the spectrum. We are led through all the key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness, gravitational lensing, unification and detailed, multiwavelength studies of individual objects. Particular emphasis is placed on radio, X and gammaray observations  not covered in depth in any previous book. All those entering into this exciting and dynamic area of astronomy research will find this book an ideal introduction
14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides an uptodate and comprehensive account of quasars and active galactic nuclei (AGN). The latest observations and theoretical models are combined in this clear, pedagogic textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Researchers will also find this wideranging and coherent review invaluable. Throughout, detailed derivations of important results are provided to ensure the book is selfcontained. Theories and models are critically compared with detailed and often puzzling observations from across the spectrum. We are led through all the key topics, including quasar surveys, continuum radiation, time variability, relativistic beaming, accretion disks, jet sidedness, gravitational lensing, unification and detailed, multiwavelength studies of individual objects. Particular emphasis is placed on radio, X and gammaray observations  not covered in depth in any previous book. All those entering into this exciting and dynamic area of astronomy research will find this book an ideal introduction
An introduction to relativity by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, userfriendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Passwordprotected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612"Provided by publisher
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, userfriendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning with a comprehensive but simple review of special relativity, the book creates a framework from which to launch the ideas of general relativity. After describing the basic theory, it moves on to describe important applications to astrophysics, black hole physics, and cosmology. Several worked examples, and numerous figures and images, help students appreciate the underlying concepts. There are also 180 exercises which test and develop students' understanding of the subject. The textbook presents all the necessary information and discussion for an elementary approach to relativity. Passwordprotected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612"Provided by publisher
Gravitation, quanta, and the universe : proceedings of the Einstein Centenary Symposium held at Ahmedabad, India, 29 January3
February 1979 by
Einstein Centenary Symposium(
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9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on general relativity and cosmology by
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar(
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16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
16 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current issues in cosmology(
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12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of the world's leading players in cosmology look at the strengths and weaknesses of the current big bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. A comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Many of the world's leading players in cosmology look at the strengths and weaknesses of the current big bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. A comprehensive coverage of the expanding field of cosmology, this text will be valuable for graduate students and researchers in cosmology and theoretical astrophysics
Lectures on cosmology and action at a distance electrodynamics by
Fred Hoyle(
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10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes the subject of electrodynamics at classical as well as quantum level, developed as an interaction at a distance. Thus it has electric charges interacting with one another directly and not through the medium of a field. In general such an interaction travels forward and backward in time symmetrically, thus apparently violating the principle of causality. It turns out, however, that in such a description the cosmological boundary conditions become very important. The theory therefore works only in a cosmology with the right boundary conditions; but when it does work it is fre
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes the subject of electrodynamics at classical as well as quantum level, developed as an interaction at a distance. Thus it has electric charges interacting with one another directly and not through the medium of a field. In general such an interaction travels forward and backward in time symmetrically, thus apparently violating the principle of causality. It turns out, however, that in such a description the cosmological boundary conditions become very important. The theory therefore works only in a cosmology with the right boundary conditions; but when it does work it is fre
Proceedings of the Workshop on Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics, Ahmedabad, 1820 January 1982 by
A. R Prasanna(
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3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Hoyle, Fred 19152001 Author
 Burbidge, Geoffrey R. Author Editor
 Pecker, Jean Claude Editor
 Vishveshwara, C. V. Editor
 Padmanabhan, T. (Thanu) 1957 Other
 Prasanna, A. R. Author Editor
 Kembhavi, A. K. (Ajit K.) Author
 Vāmana (Hindu deity)
 Einstein, Albert 18791955
 Indian Academy of Sciences
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Džajant Višnu Narlikar
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Jaẏanta Bishṇu Nārlikar 1938
Jayanta Nāraḷīkara
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Jayanta Nārlīkara 1938
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Τζαγιάντ Νάρλικαρ Ινδός φυσικός
Джайант Нарликар
Джайант Нарликар индийский астрофизик и писатель.
Жаянт Нарлікар
Нарликар, Дж 1938
Нарликар, Джайянт
جایانت نارلیکار
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জয়ন্ত বিষ্ণু নারলিকর
জয়ন্ত বিষ্ণু নারলিকর ভারতীয় র্পদার্থবিজ্ঞানী
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ジャヤント・ナルリンカル
ナーリカー, J.
ナーリカー, V. ジャヤント
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