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Ciufolini.Gravitational waves Textbook
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2001 |
|Publisher: ||IOP |
|Page Count: ||422 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-10: ||0750307412 |
Gravitational waves represent today a hot topic,
which promises to play a central role in
astrophysics, cosmology and theoretical physics.
Technological developments have led us to the
brink of their direct observation, which could
become a reality in the coming years.
The direct observation of gravitational waves will
open an entirely new field: gravitational wave
astronomy. This is expected to bring a revolution
in our knowledge of the universe by allowing the
observation of hitherto unseen phenomena such
as coalescence of compact objects (neutron stars
and black holes), fall of stars into supermassive
black holes, stellar core collapses, big-bang relics
and the new and unexpected.
This book provides a comprehensive review of
gravitational waves. It includes a wide range of
contributions by leading scientists in the field.
Topics covered are: basics of GW with some
recent advanced topics, GW detectors,
astrophysics of GW sources, numerical
applications, and several recent theoretical