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

Author: Jolien D E Creighton; Warren G Anderson
Publisher: Weinheim : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: Wiley series in cosmology.
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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  Read more...
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Creighton, Jolien D.E.
Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy : An Introduction to Theory, Experiment and Data Analysis.
Weinheim : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jolien D E Creighton; Warren G Anderson
ISBN: 9783527636051 3527636056
OCLC Number: 797919279
Description: 1 online resource (695 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Preface; List of Examples; Introduction; Conventions; References; Chapter 1: Prologue; 1.1 Tides in Newton's Gravity; 1.2 Relativity; Chapter 2: A Brief Review of General Relativity; 2.1 Differential Geometry; 2.2 Slow Motion in Weak Gravitational Fields; 2.3 Stress-Energy Tensor; 2.4 Einstein's Field Equations; 2.5 Newtonian Limit of General Relativity; 2.6 Problems; References; Chapter 3: Gravitational Waves; 3.1 Description of Gravitational Waves; 3.2 Physical Properties of Gravitational Waves. 3.3 Production of Gravitational Radiation3.4 Demonstration: Rotating Triaxial Ellipsoid; 3.5 Demonstration: Orbiting Binary System; 3.6 Problems; References; Chapter 4: Beyond the Newtonian Limit; 4.1 Post-Newtonian; 4.2 Perturbation about Curved Backgrounds; 4.3 Numerical Relativity; 4.4 Problems; References; Chapter 5: Sources of Gravitational Radiation; 5.1 Sources of Continuous Gravitational Waves; 5.2 Sources of Gravitational-Wave Bursts; 5.3 Sources of a Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background; 5.4 Problems; References; Chapter 6: Gravitational-Wave Detectors. 6.1 Ground-Based Laser Interferometer Detectors6.2 Space-Based Detectors; 6.3 Pulsar Timing Experiments; 6.4 Resonant Mass Detectors; 6.5 Problems; References; Chapter 7: Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis; 7.1 Random Processes; 7.2 Optimal Detection Statistic; 7.3 Parameter Estimation; 7.4 Detection Statistics for Poorly Modelled Signals; 7.5 Detection in Non-Gaussian Noise; 7.6 Networks of Gravitational-Wave Detectors; 7.7 Data Analysis Methods for Continuous-Wave Sources; 7.8 Data Analysis Methods for Gravitational-Wave Bursts; 7.9 Data Analysis Methods for Stochastic Sources; 7.10 Problems.
Series Title: Wiley series in cosmology.

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The accessible, most up to date one-stop reference on Gravitational Astronomy Written by cutting edge experts with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) built by CALTECH  Read more...

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