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Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy: An Introduction to Theory, Experiment and Data Analysis

Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy: An Introduction to Theory, Experiment and Data Analysis

Jolien D. E. Creighton, Warren G. Anderson

ISBN: 978-3-527-40886-3

Oct 2011

381 pages

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$192.00

Description

This most up-to-date, one-stop reference combines coverage of both theory and observational techniques, with introductory sections to bring all readers up to the same level. Written by outstanding researchers directly involved with the scientific program of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the book begins with a brief review of general relativity before going on to describe the physics of gravitational waves and the astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation. Further sections cover gravitational wave detectors, data analysis, and the outlook of gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics.
Introduction
Prologue: Tides in Newton's gravity/Relativity
1. A brief review of General Relativity
2. Gravitational waves
3. Beyond the Newtonian limit
4. Sources of gravitational radiation
5. Gravitational wave detectors
6. Gravitational wave data analysis
Epilogue: Gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics
A. Gravitational wave detector data
B. Post-Newtonian Binary Inspiral Waveform