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Ripples on a cosmic sea : the search for gravitational waves

Author: David G Blair; Geoff McNamara
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison Wesley, ©1997.
Series: Frontiers of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first book for the general reader on gravitational waves, Blair and McNamara weave a thrilling tale about the race to build the first gravitational wave antenna--a challenge that has prompted  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blair, David G.
Ripples on a cosmic sea.
Reading, Mass. : Addison Wesley, ©1997
(OCoLC)625208368
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Blair; Geoff McNamara
ISBN: 0201360829 9780201360820
OCLC Number: 38732267
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxx, 184 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: 'Space is curved, you know' --
Introduction: Why search for gravitational waves? --
1. Space, lies, and geometry --
2. Newton's space, Einstein's universe --
3. theory of some gravity --
4. cosmic looking-glass --
5. Making waves --
6. Stars that go bang in the night --
7. coming of the pulsars --
8. Pulsars prove gravitational waves --
9. Black holes and the beginning of time --
10. searchers --
11. Super detectors --
12. Shedding light on gravitational waves --
13. New developments, future trends --
14. vision of gravitational wave astronomy --
Epilogue: 'A gift of wonder'
Series Title: Frontiers of science.
Other Titles: Ripples
Responsibility: David Blair and Geoff McNamara ; foreword by Paul Davies.
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