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Theory and experiment in gravitational physics

Author: Clifford M Will
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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' ... consolidates much of the literature on experimental gravity and should be invaluable to researchers in gravitation ...' Science

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Will
ISBN: 0521439736 9780521439732
OCLC Number: 26399184
Description: xvi, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Einstein equivalence principle and the foundations of gravitational theory; 3. Gravitation as a geometric phenomenon; 4. The parametrized post-Newtonian formalism; 5. Post-Newtonian limits of alternative metric theories of gravitation; 6. Equations of motion in the PPN formalism; 7. The classical tests; 8. Tests of the strong equivalence principle; 9. Other tests of post-Newtonian gravity; 10. Gravitational radiation as a tool for testing relativistic gravity; 11. Structure and motion of compact objects in alternative theories of gravity; 12. The binary pulsar; 13. Cosmological tests; 14. An update; References; References to chapter 14; Index.
Responsibility: Clifford M. Will.
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