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General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

Author: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.
Series: Astrophysics and space science library, 367.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Observational and experimental data pertaining to gravity and cosmology, are changing our view of the Universe. This book explores John Archibald Wheeler's seminal and enduring contributions in  Read more...


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Named Person: John Archibald Wheeler; John Archibald Wheeler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ignazio Ciufolini; Richard A Matzner
ISBN: 9789048137343 9048137349
OCLC Number: 805055980
Description: XIII, 545 p. : il. color, gràf. ; 24 cm
Contents: John Archibald Wheeler and General Relativity.- to General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler.- John Wheeler and the Recertification of General Relativity as True Physics.- John Archibald Wheeler: A Few Highlights of His Contributions to Physics.- Wheeler Wormholes and the Modern Astrophysics.- Foundations and Tests of General Relativity.- Unified Form of the Initial Value Conditions.- The Confrontation Between General Relativity and Experiment.- Measurements of Space Curvature by Solar Mass.- Modern Cosmology: Early and Late Universe.- Gravitational Waves.- to Gravitational Waves.- Discovering Relic Gravitational Waves in Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.- Status of Gravitational Wave Detection.- Search for Gravitational Waves with Resonant Detectors.- Gravitational Fields with 2-Dimensional Killing Leaves and the Gravitational Interaction of Light.- Frame Dragging and Gravitomagnetism.- Rotation and Spin in Physics.- The Gravitomagnetic Influence on Earth-Orbiting Spacecrafts and on the Lunar Orbit.- Quasi-inertial Coordinates.- Gravitomagnetism and Its Measurement with Laser Ranging to the LAGEOS Satellites and GRACE Earth Gravity Models.- The Relativity Mission Gravity Probe B, Testing Einstein's Universe.- The LARES Space Experiment: LARES Orbit, Error Analysis and Satellite Structure.- The History of the So-Called Lense-Thirring Effect, and of Related Effects.- Miscellaneous.- Atom Interferometers and Optical Clocks: New Quantum Sensors Based on Ultracold Atoms for Gravitational Tests in Earth Laboratories and in Space.- The York Map and the Role of Non-inertial Frames in the Geometrical View of the Gravitational Field.- Erratum.
Series Title: Astrophysics and space science library, 367.
Responsibility: Ignazio Ciufolini, Richard A. Matzner, editors.


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