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Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing - Progress in Mathematical Physics 21 (Hardback)
  • Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing - Progress in Mathematical Physics 21 (Hardback)

Singularity Theory and Gravitational Lensing - Progress in Mathematical Physics 21 (Hardback)

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Hardback 603 Pages / Published: 15/06/2001
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This monograph is the first to develop a mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. The theory applies to any finite number of deflector planes and highlights the distinctions between single and multiple plane lensing. Introductory material in Parts I and II present historical highlights and the astrophysical aspects of the subject. Part III employs the ideas and results of singularity theory to put gravitational lensing on a rigorous mathematical foundation.

Publisher: Birkhauser Boston Inc
ISBN: 9780817636685
Number of pages: 603
Weight: 1369 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 35 mm
Edition: 2001 ed.


"The time is ripe for a comprehensive volume explaining gravitational lensing to mathematicians and reviewing relevant singularity theory for astrophysicists. This is such a book. [It] . . . is accessible and attractive, . . . ranging widely through the history, physics and mathematics to paint a full picture of this . . . theory. This most attractively presented book summarizes current mathematical methods in the field and sets the stage for further exciting developments . . . A collaboration between a mathematical physicist, a mathematician, and a physicist, it has something for everybody."

-Mathematical Reviews

"This is a well-developed monograph on gravitational lensing both from the observational and from the mathematical points of view. However, also independent of the present interest in gravitational lensing, this book is a good source for several types of singularity theories . . . index and bibliography are very well done."

-Zentralblatt Math

"The rather voluminous monograph to be reviewed here covers both astrophysical and mathematicsl aspects of gravitational lensing. The scientific backgrohnd of the three authors guarantees that they are the right persons for such an enterprise. Arlie Petters is one of very few scientists who are competent in mathematics as well as in astrophysics. His coauthors are a pure astrophysicist and a pure matheamtician: Joachim Wambsganss is aleading expert on gravitational lensing as a tool in astrophysics and Harold Levine has made important contributions to the theory of signularities of maps in the 1960s. . . "It is not much of an exaggeration to say that large parts of this monograph can serve as a self-contained matheamtics text-book on the theory of singularites of maps and related subjects, and even a particularly well-written one. So I would not hesitate to recommend it to pure matheamticians who will find a fine exposistion of a subject from their field, along with applicaions to astrophysics which should be very well readable for them. I also recommend the book to pure astrophysicists, because it contains a lot of material which has a high atrophysical relevance. . . If one compares to tbook by Petters, Leven and Wambsganss with the earlier mongraph on gravtiational lenses by Schneider, Ehlers and Falco, one finds that there is not very much overlap. The two books rather complement each other."

---Gen. Relativ. Gravit.

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