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Black Holes, Supernovae, & More

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Black Holes, Supernovae, & More

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46 pagine
32 minuti
Pubblicato:
Dec 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781311621108
Formato:
Libro

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This book continues our exploration of stars. Here we discuss the spectacular ways in which stars die, creating supernovae that are some of the most violent events in our universe. We also explore the exotic remnants of these explosions: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and particularly, black holes. We examine how black holes can grow as massive as small galaxies, and how they can evaporate through Hawking radiation.

We talk about what stars are, how they form, the life & death of stars, and how they make the atoms of life. We answer the question: What are supernovae and what are the results of their collapse?

We show spectacular pictures of white dwarfs and discuss neutron stars and pulsars.

Black holes are the ultimate expression of the power of gravity. We discuss what is a singularity, and an event horizon, and what happens when something 'enters' a black hole. We explore how black holes expand, how large they ultimately become, and where & how many there are in the cosmos.

Pubblicato:
Dec 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781311621108
Formato:
Libro

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Dr Robert Piccioni is a physicist, public speaker, educator and expert on cosmology and Einstein's theories. His "Everyone's Guide Series" e-books makes the frontiers of science accessible to all. With short books focused on specific topics, readers can easily mix and match, satisfying their individual interests. Each self-contained book tells its own story. The Series may be read in any order or combination. Robert has a B.S. in Physics from Caltech, a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics from Stanford University, was a faculty member at Harvard University and did research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator in Palo Alto, Calif. He has studied with and done research with numerous Nobel Laureates. At Caltech, one of his professors was Richard Feynman, one of the most famous physicists of the 20th century, and a good family friend. Dr. Piccioni has introduced cutting-edge science to numerous non-scientific audiences, including school children and civic groups. He was guest lecturer on a National Geographic/Lindblad cruise, and has given invited talks at Harvard, Caltech, UCLA, and Stanford University.

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Black Holes, Supernovae, & More - Robert Piccioni

Black Holes,

Supernovae,

& More

by

Robert L. Piccioni, Ph.D.
Enjoy Exploring Your Universe
with the
Everyone's Guide Series

Published by

Real Science Publishing

3949 Freshwind Circle

Westlake Village, CA 91361, USA

Smashwords Edition

Edited by Joan Piccioni

Copyright © 2013 by Robert L. Piccioni

All rights reserved, including the right of

reproduction in whole or in part, in any form.

Visit our web site: www.guidetothecosmos.com

Published in 2013

About the Author

Robert L. Piccioni, Ph.D.

Robert and granddaughter Isabella

You are never too young or too old

to wonder: Why?

Author, physicist, and science educator, Dr. Robert Piccioni explains the wonders of our universe at universities, high schools, churches, civic and business groups, adult education programs, and on cruise ships.

Robert has a B.S. from Caltech and a Ph.D. in high-energy physics from Stanford University. He has taught at Harvard University and at the Osher Institute at UCLA and CSUCI, where students voted him Teacher of the Year.

He ran eight high-tech companies and holds patents in medical devices, semiconductor technology, and smart energy.

Robert is the award-winning author of three popular science books that are all top-rated by readers young and old and by professional reviewers.

Checkout Dr. Piccioni's website:

www.guidetothecosmos.com

for

Printed Books, each top-rated by Amazon readers:

• Everyone's Guide to Atoms, Einstein, and the Universe

• Can Life Be Merely An Accident?

• A World Without Einstein

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• Einstein for Everyone

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• General Relativity for Everyone

• The Micro-World of Subatomic Particles

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• Can Life Be Merely An Accident?

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Newsletters on the latest scientific developments

ebook singles The Everyone's Guide Series

• Einstein's Life: Persistence Overcomes Rejection

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• Quantum Mechanics

• Atoms & Telling Time with Timeless Atoms

• Particles & Waves: Opposites All In One

• Our Place in the Universe

• We are Made of Stardust

• Black Holes, White Dwarfs, and Neutron Stars

...and many more

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