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General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

Author: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 367.
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Observational and experimental data pertaining to gravity and cosmology, are changing our view of the Universe. This book explores John Archibald Wheeler's seminal and enduring contributions in  Read more...

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Named Person: John Archibald Wheeler; John Archibald Wheeler; John Archibald Wheeler; John A Wheeler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
ISBN: 9789048137343 9048137349 9789048137350 9048137357
OCLC Number: 462919102
Description: xiii, 545 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. John Archibald Wheeler and general relativity. John Wheeler and the recertification of general relativity as true physics ; John Archibald Wheeler: a few highlights of his contributions to physics ; Wheeler wormholes and the modern astrophysics --
pt. II. Foundations and tests of general relativity. Unified form of the initial value conditions ; The confrontation between general relativity and experiment ; Measurements of space curvature by solar mass ; Modern cosmology: early and late universe --
pt. III. Gravitational waves. Introduction to gravitational waves ; Discovering relic gravitational waves in cosmic microwave background radiation ; Status of gravitational wave detection ; Search for gravitational waves with resonant detectors ; Gravitational fields with 2-dimensional killing leaves and the gravitational interaction of light --
pt. IV. Frame dragging and gravitomagnetism. Rotation and spin in physics ; The gravitomagnetic influence on Earth-orbiting spacecrafts and on the lunar orbit ; Quasi-inertial coordinates ; Gravitomagnetism and its measurement with laser ranging to the LAGEOS satellites and GRACE Earth gravity models ; The relativity mission gravity probe b, testing Einstein's universe ; The LARES space experiment: LARES orbit, error analysis and satellite structure ; The history of the so-called Lense-Thirring effect, and of related effects --
pt. V. Miscellaneous. Atom interferometers and optical clocks: new quantum sensors based on ultracold atoms for gravitational tests in Earth laboratories and in space ; The York map and the role of non-inertial frames in the geometrical view of the gravitational field.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, v. 367.
Responsibility: Ignazio Ciufolini, Richard A. Matzner, editors.
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