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Textbooks about Black Hole physics

  1. Jan 4, 2009 #1
    Any good suggestions?

    Thank you.
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  3. Jan 4, 2009 #2
    It would be helpful if you tell us your background, e.g. are you already familiar with basics of general relativity.
  4. Jan 5, 2009 #3
    Yes, I have studied some physics courses related to relativity and is studying a course related to stellar evolution and relativity.
  5. Jan 5, 2009 #4

    George Jones

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    Some suggestions, in increasing order for level,

    Exploring Black Holes: An Introduction to General Relativity, by Edwin Taylor and John Wheeler,

    Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, by James Hartle,

    Black Holes: An Introduction, by Derek Raine and Edwin Thomas,

    I'm not sure what you mean by "black hole physics," so I'm not sure if my suggestions are appropriate.
  6. Jan 5, 2009 #5
    I also like the thin (!) book "Black Holes: An Introduction" by Derek Raine and Edwin Thomas. But this book only covers Schwarzschild and a bit of Kerr black hole. It really depends on which aspects of black holes you are interested in.
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