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The Resource Theory and experiment in gravitational physics, Clifford M. Will, University of Florida

Theory and experiment in gravitational physics, Clifford M. Will, University of Florida

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Theory and experiment in gravitational physics
Title
Theory and experiment in gravitational physics
Statement of responsibility
Clifford M. Will, University of Florida
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 2015 centenary of the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the first detection of gravitational waves have focused renewed attention on the question of whether Einstein was right. This review of experimental gravity provides a detailed survey of the intensive testing of Einstein's theory of gravity, including tests in the emerging strong-field dynamical regime. It discusses the theoretical frameworks needed to analyze gravitational theories and interpret experiments. Completely revised and updated, this new edition features coverage of new alternative theories of gravity, a unified treatment of gravitational radiation, and the implications of the latest binary pulsar observations. It spans the earliest tests involving the Solar System to the latest tests using gravitational waves detected from merging black holes and neutron stars. It is a comprehensive reference for researchers and graduate students working in general relativity, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. Covers up-to-date experimental results including gravity-wave detections; Includes detailed theoretical frameworks for testing gravitation theories which readers can apply to future research; Provides a unified treatment of calculations in general relativity which can be extended and applied to a range of alternative theories of gravity; Gives engaging historical accounts of many classic tests" -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Will, Clifford M.
Dewey number
531/.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC178
LC item number
.W47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitation
  • Gravitational waves
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Gravitation
  • Gravitational waves
Label
Theory and experiment in gravitational physics, Clifford M. Will, University of Florida
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The einstein equivalence principle -- Gravitation as a geometric phenomenon -- The parametrized post-Newtonian formalism -- Metric theories of gravity and their post-Newtonian limits -- Equations of motion in the PPN formalism -- The classical tests -- Tests of the strong equivalence principle -- Other tests of post-Newtonian gravity -- Structure and motion of compact objects -- Gravitational radiation -- Strong-field and dynamical tests of relativistic gravity
Control code
1056201507
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9781107117440
Lccn
2018017275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056201507
Label
Theory and experiment in gravitational physics, Clifford M. Will, University of Florida
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The einstein equivalence principle -- Gravitation as a geometric phenomenon -- The parametrized post-Newtonian formalism -- Metric theories of gravity and their post-Newtonian limits -- Equations of motion in the PPN formalism -- The classical tests -- Tests of the strong equivalence principle -- Other tests of post-Newtonian gravity -- Structure and motion of compact objects -- Gravitational radiation -- Strong-field and dynamical tests of relativistic gravity
Control code
1056201507
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xi, 350 pages
Isbn
9781107117440
Lccn
2018017275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056201507

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