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

Author: Daniel Kennefick
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, cop. 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Albert Einstein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Kennefick
ISBN: 9780691117270 0691117276
OCLC Number: 955041876
Description: XII, 319 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: The gravitational wave analogy --
The prehistory of gravitational waves --
The origins of gravitational waves --
The speed of thought --
Do gravitational waves exist? --
Gravitational waves and the renaissance of general relativity --
Debating the analogy --
The problem of motion --
Portrait of the skeptics --
On the verge of detection --
The quadrupole formula controversy --
Keeping up with the speed of thought.
Responsibility: Daniel Kennefick.

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