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Gravitational Lenses

by Peter Schneider

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Published by Springer New York in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematical physics,
  • Physics,
  • Physical geography

  • About the Edition

    This systematic presentation of the current status and problems of the theory and observations of gravitational lensing starts from the equations of classical electrodynamics and general relativity, and develops for the first time gravitational lens theory from first principles. Beginning with simple models and basic properties of the lens mapping, the book proceeds to more complicated recent analytical and numerical treatments, thereby highlighting the prominent role played by lensing statistics in the interpretation of high-redshift objects. A detailed description of microlensing is given. The potential role of gravitational lenses as astronomical tools, for example, to determine the masses of cosmic objects and the scale of the universe and as natural telescopes, is pointed out. On the observational side, details of several known multiple QSOs, radio rings and luminous arcs, and the difficulties of observation and verification of lens systems are summarized. The basics of catastophe theory, to the extent that it concerns singularities of plane maps, are derived and some techniques for numerical treatments of gravitational lensing are listed. This book can be viewed as both textbook and research monograph.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers, Emilio E. Falco
    SeriesAstronomy and Astrophysics Library, Astronomy and astrophysics library
    ContributionsEhlers, Jürgen, Falco, Emilio E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC178, QC173.5-173.65
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] /
    Pagination1 online resource (xiv, 560 pages 112 illustrations).
    Number of Pages560
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27041769M
    ISBN 101461276551, 1461227569
    ISBN 109781461276555, 9781461227564
    OCLC/WorldCa853263556

    Gravitational Lenses. Einstein's General Theory of Relativity demonstrates that a large mass can deform spacetime and bend the path of light. So, a very massive object, such as a cluster of galaxies can act as a gravitational lens. Click on image for more information about it. Click here for a version of this page without images. CASTLES Survey Welcome to the web site for the CfA-Arizona Space Telescope LEns Survey of gravitational makethemworkforyou.com will provide information and data on gravitational lens systems, including HST and radio images that can be downloaded from our ftp site.

    Strong gravitational lensing is a gravitational lensing effect that is strong enough to produce multiple images, arcs, or even Einstein makethemworkforyou.comlly, the strong lensing effect requires the projected lens mass density greater than the critical density, that makethemworkforyou.com point-like background sources, there will be multiple images; for extended background emissions, there can be arcs or rings. Gravitational lensing gravitational lens A concept arising from the fact that a gravitational field bends light, and hence a concentration of mass can focus light rays in a manner similar to that of a lens. In the illustration, the observer at O sees two apparent images S′ of the background source S caused by lensing effects of the intervening galaxy.

    Gravitational Lenses (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) (nd Edition) by Peter Light observed from distant objects is found to be deflected by the gravitational field of except for a couple of very minor scuffs and there are some notes, in the margins, in the first third of the book. Pictures are available on request and your Book Edition: nd Edition. Gravitational lenses offer the best, and sometimes the only, means of tackling key problems in many fields of astrophysics and cosmology. According to Einstein's theory, the curvature of light-rays increases with mass; gravitational lenses can be used to map the distribution of mass in a Universe in which virtually all matter is dark matter of an unknown nature.


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This book, by renowned researchers in the field, begins by discussing the basic physics behind gravitational lenses: the optics of curved space-time.

It then derives the appropriate equations for predicting the properties of these lenses. Dec 14,  · This book, by renowned researchers in the field, begins by discussing the basic physics behind gravitational lenses: the optics of curved space-time. It then derives the appropriate equations for predicting the properties of these lenses/5(3).

Gravitational lenses are one of the most beautiful manifestations of Einstein's theory of General Relativity. The book explains how from the equations of GR, a massive star that is in the line of sight between us and a distant bright star can cause the production of multiple images/5(3).

A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant light source and an observer, that is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels towards the makethemworkforyou.com effect is known as gravitational lensing, and the amount of bending is one of the predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

The theory, observations, and applications ofgravitational lensingconstitute one ofthe most rapidly growing branches ofextragalactic astrophysics.

The deflection of light from very distant sources by intervening masses provides a unique possibility for the investigation of both background sources. Gravitational Lenses Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Honour of Bernard F.

Burke’s 60th Birthday, June 20, This systematic presentation of the current status and problems of the theory and observations of gravitational lensing starts from the equations of classical electrodynamics and general relativity, and develops for the first time gravitational lens theory from first principles.

Beginning with simple models and basic properties of the lens mapping, the book proceeds to more complicated recent. This book, by renowned researchers in the field, begins by discussing the basic physics behind gravitational lenses: the optics of curved space-time.

It then derives the appropriate equations for predicting the properties of these lenses. In addition, it presents up-to-date observational evidence for gravitational lenses and describes the. A detailed description of microlensing is given. The potential role of gravitational lenses as astronomical tools, for example, to determine the masses of cosmic objects and the scale of the universe and as natural telescopes, is pointed out.

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LSST will discover an enormous number of strong gravitational lenses, allowing statistical studies and exploration of rare classes of lenses not at present possible with the small samples currently known.

Inwhen the first version of this book was published, strong lenses were still considered. One of the most spectacular predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity is the occurrence of gravitational lenses in our galactic makethemworkforyou.comys the mastering of the mathematics together with the technology available to astronomers allow Einstein's prediction to be confirmed.

makethemworkforyou.com: Gravitational Lenses (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) () by Schneider, Peter and a great selection of similar New, Used and 3/5(1). Gravitational lens definition is - a massive celestial object (such as a galaxy) that bends and focuses the light of another more distant object (such as a quasar) by gravity and that is usually detected by the multiple images it forms of the second object.

The theory, observations, and applications ofgravitational lensingconstitute one ofthe most rapidly growing branches ofextragalactic astrophysics.

The deflection of light from very distant sources by intervening masses provides a unique possibility for the investigation of both background sources and lens mass distributions. Gravitational lensing manifestsitselfmost distinctly through multiply. The Hardcover of the Gravitational Lenses by J.

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Gravitational Lenses: The Current Sample, Recent Results, and Continuing Searches JACQUELINE N. HEWITT Massachusetts Institute of Technology Gravitational tensing is one of the topics in astrophysics that. Gravitational lensing is caused by a massive body between a distant object and ourselves.

It can create the appearance of two or more objects where there is really only one. The light from the object gets bent round the massive body in between. Other lenses: Below is shown perhaps the best example of gravitational lensing with a nearly complete Einstein ring.

The JVAS lens B + shows both compact multiple images and extended arcs in the high-resolution radio image taken by the MERLIN interferometer.

The HST infrared NICMOS image, on the other hand, shows the lensing galaxy plus. makethemworkforyou.com: Abstract These lecture notes provide an introduction to the theory of gravitational lensing and an assessment of the current observational position.

The optics of gravitational lenses is described using vector, scalar, and propagation formalisms and. The effect of gravitational lensing also allowed a first step towards revealing the mystery of the dark energy.

As gravitational lenses function as magnification glasses it is possible to use them to study distant galaxies from the early Universe, which otherwise would be impossible to see.These scripts aim at helping the students of the course on Gravitational Lensing to better understand the arguments discussed in the class.

Their goal is to give an overview on gravitational lensing and on its wide phenomenology. We will start from the basics of the lensing theory, discussing the deflection of .Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse into Interiors of Black Holes The technique relies on the presence of a large cluster of matter between the observer and the object to magnify light.