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Formation and Evolution of Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses the formation and evolution of black holes. Stellar-mass black holes are generally understood to be created in supernova explosions that mark the end of the life of a massive ... More


Black Holes: Big Picture

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Gravity is the weakest interaction known in the Physics. Nevertheless it plays the leading role in astrophysics and cosmology. We discuss specific properties of gravity, explaining why it happens, ... More


Relativistic Hydrodynamics of Selfgravitating Fluids

Luciano Rezzolla and Olindo Zanotti

in Relativistic Hydrodynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198528906
eISBN:
9780191746505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528906.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The last chapter of the book deals with physical systems whose conditions require the solution both of the Einstein equations and of the hydrodynamics equations. The first examples considered are ... More


Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Andrea Belgrano, Ursula M. Scharler, Jennifer Dunne, and Robert E. Ulanowicz (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564836
eISBN:
9780191713828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a synthesis of theoretical and empirical food web research. Whether they are binary systems or weighted networks, food webs are of particular interest to ecologists by providing a ... More


Two‐body problem in general relativity

H. Asada, T. Futamase, and P. A. Hogan

in Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584109
eISBN:
9780191723421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

For a binary star system the periastron advance per orbit period is calculated as well as the Shapiro time delay in radar arrival time due to the passage of the signal through the gravitational field ... More


Choosing a Theme and Sticking to It

Meghann Meeusen

in Children's Books on the Big Screen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496828644
eISBN:
9781496828699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828644.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter two describes an important cause for binary polarization: children’s films often focalize around a single theme from the source text and make it a driving element of the adaptation, ... More


Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Leslie Bow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Arkansas, 1943. The Deep South during the heart of Jim Crow-era segregation. A Japanese-American person boards a bus, and immediately is faced with a dilemma. Not white. Not black. Where to sit? By ... More


Relativistic Hydrodynamics

Luciano Rezzolla and Olindo Zanotti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198528906
eISBN:
9780191746505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528906.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book provides a lively and approachable introduction to the main concepts and techniques of relativistic hydrodynamics in a form which will appeal to physicists at advanced undergraduate and ... More


Introduction: Louisiana and the Advent of a New America

Angel Adams Parham

in American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190624750
eISBN:
9780190624781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The introduction presents the St. Domingue/Haiti to Louisiana migration case, which traces the integration of white and free black refugees and their descendants over the course of two hundred years. ... More


Into the Twenty-First Century: Creoles of Color Finding Their Way

Angel Adams Parham

in American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190624750
eISBN:
9780190624781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624750.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 6 examines the contemporary experience of Creoles of African descent. Changing conceptions of blackness during and after the civil rights and Black Power movements challenged Creole identity ... More


Glimpses of a Scientific Style

Subrata Dasgupta

in It Began with Babbage: The Genesis of Computer Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199309412
eISBN:
9780197562857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199309412.003.0014
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In august 1951, David Wheeler submitted a PhD dissertation titled Automatic Computing with the EDSAC to the faculty of mathematics (D. F. Hartley, personal ... More


White Is and White Ain’t: Failed Approximation and Eruptions of Funk in Representations of the Chinese in the South

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at narratives articulating Chinese caste elevation in the Mississippi Delta within academic studies, popular culture, film, and memoir. James Loewen's The Mississippi Chinese ... More


Algorithms and Turing Machines

Roger Penrose and Martin Gardner

in The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and The Laws of Physics

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198519737
eISBN:
9780191917080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198519737.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

What Precisely is an algorithm, or a Turing machine, or a universal Turing machine? Why should these concepts be so central to the modern view of what could ... More


Intermezzo

Subrata Dasgupta

in It Began with Babbage: The Genesis of Computer Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199309412
eISBN:
9780197562857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199309412.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

By the end of World War II, independent of one another (and sometimes in mutual ignorance), a small assortment of highly creative minds—mathematicians, engineers, ... More


A Tangled Web of Inventions

Subrata Dasgupta

in It Began with Babbage: The Genesis of Computer Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199309412
eISBN:
9780197562857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199309412.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

On February 15, 1946, a giant of a machine called the ENIAC, an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, was commissioned at a ceremony at the Moore ... More


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