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Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves

Author: Daniel Kennefick
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [u.a.] : Princeton Univ. Press, 2007.
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Since Einstein first described them, gravitational waves have been the subject of more sustained controversy than perhaps any other phenomenon in physics. This book takes readers through the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kennefick
ISBN: 0691117276 9780691117270
OCLC Number: 255729698
Description: XII, 319 S. : Ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1: The Gravitational Wave Analogy 1 Chapter 2: The Prehistory of Gravitational Waves 18 Chapter 3: The Origins of Gravitational Waves 41 Chapter 4: The Speed of Thought 66 Chapter 5: Do Gravitational Waves Exist? 79 Chapter 6: Gravitational Waves and the Renaissance of General Relativity 105 Chapter 7: Debating the Analogy 124 Chapter 8: The Problem of Motion 144 Chapter 9: Portrait of the Skeptics 180 Chapter 10: On the Verge of Detection 203 Chapter 11: The Quadrupole Formula Controversy 231 Chapter 12: Keeping Up with the Speed of Thought 259 Appendix A: The Referee's Report 281 Appendix B: Interviews and Other New Sources 290 Notes 293 Bibliography 299 Index 315
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