## Beschreibung

### Beschreibung

Gravitational waves (GWs) play a central role in astrophysics, cosmology, and theoretical physics. This book covers topics such as the basics of GWs, various advanced topics, GW detectors, astrophysics of GW sources, numerical applications, and several theoretical developments.### Inhaltsverzeichnis

Gravitational waves, theory and experiment (an overview). Part 1 Gravitational waves, sources and detectors (B F Schutz and F Ricci): Elements of gravitational waves. Gravitational wave detectors. Astrophysics of gravitational wave sources. Waves and energy. Mass- and current-quadrupole radiation. Source calculations. Part 2 Gravitational wave detectors (G Pizzella et al): Resonant detectors for gravitational waves and their bandwidth. The Earth based large interferometer Virgo and the low frequency facility. Detection of scalar gravitational waves. Part 3 The stachastic gravitational wave background (D Babusci, et al): Generalities of stachastic GW background. Sources of SGWB. Part 4 Theoretical developments (H Nicolai et al): Infinite dimensional symmetries in gravity. Gyroscopes and gravitational waves. Elementary introduction to pre-big bang cosmology and to the relic graviton background. Post-Newtonian computation of binary inspiral waveforms. Part 5 Numerical relativity.### Pressestimmen

.."a useful reference for researchers in the field, and a good introduction for new postgraduates" Classical & Quantum Gravity 18 (2001) "This book provides a comprehensive review of gravitational waves (GW). It includes a wide range of contributions by leading scientists in the field." Zentralblatt, vol. 988" . . . this text gives the impression of a careful, clear and thorough writing which should be of interest for a wide community of physicists, mathematicians, astrophysicists and researchers from other natural sciences . . . In summary, this well-balanced blend of theoretical and experimental, research and survey material bringing together various approaches aspiring to achieve a unified comprehension of the phenomenon of gravitational radiation comprises an authoritative account on the recent progress in gravitational physics and the outstanding mathematical developments it has inspired." Sergey I Tertychniy in Mathematical Reviews "The book constitutes an introduction to the theme of gravitational waves. This subject is of great current interest and the research on it is rapidly developing . . . The book contains excellent material for PhD students that want to enter the field of gravitational waves." Andrzej Krolak in General Relativity & Gravitation, vol. 34, no. 7 seful reference for researchers in the field, and a good introduction for new postgraduates" Classical & Quantum Gravity 18 (2001) "This book provides a comprehensive review of gravitational waves (GW). It includes a wide range of contributions by leading scientists in the field." Zentralblatt, vol. 988" . . . this text gives the impression of a careful, clear and thorough writing which should be of interest for awide community of physicists, mathematicians, astrophysicists and researchers from other natural sciences . . . In summary, this well-balanced blend of theoretical and experimental, research and survey material bringing together various approaches aspiring to achieve a unified comprehension of the phenomenon of gravitational radiation comprises an authoritative account on the recent progress in gravitational physics and the outstanding mathematical developments it has inspired." Sergey I Tertychniy in Mathematical Reviews "The book constitutes an introduction to the theme of gravitational waves. This subject is of great current interest and the research on it is rapidly developing . . . The book contains excellent material for PhD students that want to enter the field of gravitational waves." Andrzej Krolak in General Relativity & Gravitation, vol. 34, no. 7EAN: 9780750307413

ISBN: 0750307412

Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.

Verlag: INST OF PHYSICS PUB

Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001

Seitenanzahl: 412 Seiten

Format: gebunden

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