Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and  Experiments by Michele MaggioreGravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and  Experiments by Michele Maggiore

Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

byMichele Maggiore

Hardcover | October 4, 2007

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The aim of this book is to become a major reference text for gravitational-wave physics, covering in detail both the experimental and the theoretical aspects. It is the only existing book on gravitational waves to date, and it will likely remain unique for its broadness and scope. It bringsthe reader to the forefront of present-day research, both theoretical and experimental, assuming no previous knowledge of gravitational-wave physics. Part I of Volume 1 is devoted to the theory of gravitational waves. Here we have re-derived - in a coherent way - most of the results that we present, clarifying or streamlining existing derivations. Part II of Volume 1 is devoted to a description of experimental gravitational-wave physics. Wediscuss in great detail existing and planned experiments, as well as data analysis techniques.
Prof. Michele Maggiore Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva Born in 1963, Michele Maggiore has graduated from University of Pisa in 1986, and has got his PhD from Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, in 1989. After postdoctoral positions in Bern and at University of Minnesota he became researcher at INFN in Pisa in 19...
Title:Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and ExperimentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.34 inPublished:October 4, 2007Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198570740

ISBN - 13:9780198570745


Table of Contents

Part IGravitational-wave theory1. The geometric approach to GWs2. The field-theoretical approach to GWs3. Generation of GWs in linearized theory4. Applications5. GW generation by post-Newtonian sources6. Experimental observation of GW emission in compact binariesPart IIExperiments7. Extraction of signals from noise8. Resonant-mass detectors9. Interferometers

Editorial Reviews

`The book will fill a space which currently exists and will be of significant use to both students and researchers in the field as well as those in other areas who want to know a little about the subject.'James Hough, University of Glasgow