Abraham Haskel Taub (February 1, 1911 – August 9, 1999) was a distinguished American mathematician and physicist, well known for his important contributions to the early development of general relativity, as well as differential geometry and differential equations. In a 1948 paper dealing with relativistic shock waves, he introduced a relativistic generalization of the Rankine-Hugoniot jump conditions across a shock, which is now known as the "Taub Adiabat." He also introduced the Taub–NUT space in general relativity.
Taub earned his doctorate at Princeton University in 1935, under the direction of the prominent relativist Howard Percy Robertson. At Princeton, Taub was also influenced by Oswald Veblen.
- Mashhoon, Bahram. "In Memoriam: Abraham Haskel Taub". SIAM website. Retrieved September 7, 2008.
- Taub, A. H. (1991). "Interaction of dust clouds fronted by impulsive plane waves". J. Math. Phys. 32 (5): 1322. Bibcode:1991JMP....32.1322T. doi:10.1063/1.529332.
- Tipler, Frank (ed.) (1980). Essays in general relativity : a festschrift for Abraham Taub. New York: Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-691380-3.
- Taub, A. H. (1980). "Space-times with distribution-valued curvature tensors". J. Math. Phys. 21 (6): 1423. Bibcode:1980JMP....21.1423T. doi:10.1063/1.524568.
- Taub, A. H. (1971). "Relativistic Hydrodynamics". In A. H. Taub (ed.). Studies in Applied Mathematics. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Mathematical Association of America. pp. 235–263. LCCN 74-168565.
- Taub, A. H. & Fernbach, S. (1970). Computers and their role in the physical sciences. New York: Gordon and Breach. ISBN 0-677-14030-4.
- Taub, A. H. (1951). "Empty space-times admitting a three parameter group of motions". Ann. Math. (The Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 53, No. 3) 53 (3): 472–490. doi:10.2307/1969567. JSTOR 1969567.
- Taub, A. H. (1940). "The acceleration of the Dirac electron". In Ballantine, J. P. (ed.). Six studies in mathematics. Seattle: University of Washington Press. LCCN 40-028366.
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