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Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu 1938-

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Works: 131 works in 389 publications in 2 languages and 9,727 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
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The lighter side of gravity by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intriguing phenomena of 'gravity' to the student and general reader
Introduction to cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violent phenomena in the universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 658 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 reader-friendly 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, X-ray sources, active galaxies, radio sources, and quasars. An in-depth 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
The structure of the universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From black clouds to black holes by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes in a non-technical language, one of the success stories of modern (twentieth-century) 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 astrop
Action at a distance in physics and cosmology by Fred Hoyle ( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A different approach to cosmology : from a static universe through the big bang towards reality by Fred Hoyle ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All cosmology research adopts one model of the universe, the hot big bang model. But the authors of this book take a different approach. Starting with the beginnings of modern cosmology, they conduct a review of the observations made from 1945 to present
The physics-astronomy frontier by Fred Hoyle ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven wonders of the Cosmos by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 405 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."--BOOK JACKET
The primeval universe by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current issues in cosmology ( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 354 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
Facts and speculations in cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 343 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 large-scale 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 non-mathematical account, it contains analogies from everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and follow the arguments presented. A thought-provoking 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."--BOOK JACKET
Gravity, gauge theories, and quantum cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to relativity by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly 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. Password-protected solutions to the exercises are available to instructors at www.cambridge.org/9780521735612"--Provided by publisher
Quasars and active galactic nuclei : an introduction by A. K Kembhavi ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gravitation, quanta, and the universe : proceedings of the Einstein Centenary Symposium held at Ahmedabad, India, 29 January-3 February 1979 by Einstein Centenary Symposium ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on general relativity and cosmology by Jayant Vishnu Narlikar ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lectures on cosmology and action at a distance electrodynamics by Fred Hoyle ( Book )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 143 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, 18-20 January 1982 by Workshop on Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fred Hoyle's universe by Conference Celebrating Fred Hoyle's Extraordinary Contribution to Science ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jayant Narlikar
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, 1938-
Jaẏanta Bishṇu Nārlikar, 1938-
Jayanta Nāraḷīkara, 1938-
Jayanta Nārlīkara 1938-
Naralikar, J. V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-
Nāraḷīkara Jayanta
Nāraḷīkara, Jayanta, 1938-
Nāraḷīkara, Jayanta ncoh 1938-
Narāḷīkara, Jayanta Viṣṇu 1938-
Narlikar, Dž.
Narlikar, Dž., 1938-
Narlikar, Džajant.
Narlikar, J. 1938-
Narlikar, J.V.
Narlikar, J. V. 1938-
Narlikar, J. V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-
Narlikar, Javant V., 1938-
Narlikar, Jayant.
Narlikar, Jayant, 1938-
Narlikar, Jayant V.
Narlikar, Jayant V., 1938-
Narlikar, Jayant V. (Jayant Vishnu), 1938-
Narlikar, Jayant Vishnu
Nārlikar, Jaẏanta Bishṇu, 1938-
Nārlīkara, Jayanta 1938-
Vishnu Narlikar, Jayant
Нарликар, Дж., 1938-
ナーリカー, ジャヤント・V
Languages
English (221)
Marathi (4)
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