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General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

Author: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, 367
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler
(NL-LeOCL)323020003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
ISBN: 9789048137343 9048137349
OCLC Number: 707455812
Description: 1 online resource (XIII, 545 p. :) : ill.
Contents: John Archibald Wheeler and General Relativity.- to General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler.- 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.- 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.- Gravitational Waves.- 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.- 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.- 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.- Erratum.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, 367
Responsibility: Ignazio Ciufolini, Richard A. Matzner, eds.

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