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Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan) 1910-1995

Works: 245 works in 1,017 publications in 9 languages and 17,981 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Other, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: QB461, 523
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by S Chandrasekhar
Hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability / Dc by S. Chandrasekhar by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucid examination of the Rayleigh-Bernard problem; clear coverage of the theory of instabilities causing convection
The mathematical theory of black holes by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

54 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiative transfer by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Radiation transfer has been investigated as a phenomenon of astrophysics, and it has attained wider interest because of similar problems in the theory of neutron diffusion. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and atmospheric studies. 1950 edition
Plasma physics; a course given at the University of Chicago by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and beauty : aesthetics and motivations in science by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton's Principia for the common reader by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing a decade's work from a distinguished physicist, this is the first comprehensive analysis of Newton's Principia without recourse to secondary sources. Professor Chandrasekhar analyses some 150 propositions which form a direct chain leading to Newton's formulation of his universal law of gravitation. In each case, Newton's proofs are arranged in a linear sequence of equations and arguments, avoiding the need to unravel the necessarily convoluted style of Newton's connected prose. In almost every case, a modern version of the proofs is given to bring into sharp focus the beauty, clarity, and breathtaking economy of Newton's methods." "Professor Chandrasekhar's work is an attempt by a distinguished practising scientist to read and comprehend the enormous intellectual achievement of the Principia. This work will stimulate great interest and debate among the scientific community, illuminating the brilliance of Newton's work under the gaze of Chandrasekhar's rare perception."--Jacket
An introduction to the study of stellar structure by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

57 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of stellar dynamics by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

45 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical investigations on the ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium of liquid masses are here enlarged by Chandrasekhar into a complete theory. The author develops and completes the basic ideas put forth in three fundamental papers by Dirichlet, Dedekind, and Riemann over a century ago, which have been all but ignored since that time. The various problems are solved by a method and a technique that are essentially elementary, and a number of common misconceptions and errors are corrected. After a historical introduction, the author goes on to discuss virial equations of the various orders and to describe his new method; potentials of homogeneous and heterogeneous ellipsoids (including theorems on a class of heterogeneous ellipsoids which enable the treatment of the subject without explicit use of ellipsoidal harmonics); Dirichlet's problem and Dedekind's theorem; Maclaurin spheroids; Jacobi and Dedekind ellipsoid; Riemann ellipsoids; Roche ellipsoids (Including Darwin ellipsoids)
Eddington, the most distinguished astrophysicist of his time by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on two lectures given in Cambridge by Professor Chandrasckhar to mark the centenary of the birth of Arthur Stanley Eddington. The text describes Eddington's major contributions to astrophysics and to general relativity. The approach is not technical, although it will mainly be of interest to professionals in astronomy, applied mathematics and the history of modern astronomy
Stellar structure and stellar atmospheres by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From white dwarfs to black holes : the legacy of S. Chandrasekhar( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From White Dwarfs to Black Holes chronicles the extraordinarily productive scientific career of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, one of the twentieth century's most distinguished astrophysicists. Over the course of more than six decades of active research Chandrasekhar investigated a dizzying array of subjects, including stellar structure and dynamics, the theory of radiative transfer, hydrodynamic and hydromagnetic stability, the equilibrium and stability of ellipsoidal figures of equilibrium, the general theory of relativity and relativistic astrophysics, the mathematical theory of black holes, and the theory of colliding gravitational waves and non-radial perturbations of relativistic stars."--Jacket
New horizons of human knowledge : a series of public talks given at Unesco by Unesco( Book )

17 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical general relativity( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relativistic astrophysics by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical theory of black holes and of colliding plane waves by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stochastic, statistical, and hydromagnetic problems in physics and astronomy by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

9 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quest for perspectives : selected works of S. Chandrasekhar : with commentary by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable book presents selected papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a scientific giant well known for his prolific and monumental contributions to astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics. The reader will find here most of Chandrasekhar's articles that led to major developments in various areas of physics and astrophysics. There are also articles of a popular and historical nature, as well as some hitherto unpublished material based on Chandrasekhar's talks at conferences. Each section of the book contains annotations by the editor
The theory of turbulence : Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's 1954 lectures by S Chandrasekhar( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1937, Nobel laureate in Physics Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was recruited to the University of Chicago. He was to remain there for his entire career, becoming Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics in 1952 and attaining emeritus status in 1985. This is where his then student Ed Spiegel met him during the summer of 1954, attended his lectures on turbulence and jotted down the notes in hand. His lectures had a twofold purpose: they not only provided a very elementary introduction to some aspects of the subject for novices, they also allowed Chandra to organize his thoughts in preparation to formulating his attack on the statistical problem of homogeneous turbulence. After each lecture Ed Spiegel transcribed the notes and filled in the details of the derivations that Chandrasekhar had not included, trying to preserve the spirit of his presentation and even adding some of his side remarks. The lectures were rather impromptu and the notes as presented here are as they were set down originally in 1954. Now they are being made generally available for Chandrasekhar{u2019}s centennial
Fluid flows to black holes : a tribute to S. Chandrasekhar on his birth centenary by D. J Saikia( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book contains a biographical portrait, accounts of Chandrasekhar's role and impact on modern science, historical perspectives and personal reminiscences, several of which appeared in Physics Today, and reviews by leading experts in areas which Prof. Chandrasekhar pioneered. The reviews, which appeared in the Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, are either based on papers presented by scholars in the Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium at the University of Chicago during 15-17 October 2010, or were additional reviews covering topics not represented at the conference by other distinguished astrophysicists. It provides a glimpse of some of the most exciting areas of modern astrophysics as a tribute to Prof Chandrasekhar on his birth centenary
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Chandrasekar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-

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Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan)

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Чандрасекар, С 1910-1995

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The mathematical theory of black holesRadiative transferTruth and beauty : aesthetics and motivations in scienceNewton's Principia for the common readerAn introduction to the study of stellar structurePrinciples of stellar dynamicsEddington, the most distinguished astrophysicist of his timeStellar structure and stellar atmospheres