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Theory and experiment in gravitational physics

Author: Clifford M Will
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"The 2015 centenary of the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the first detection of gravitational waves have focused renewed attention on the question of whether Einstein was right. This review of experimental gravity provides a detailed survey of the intensive testing of Einstein's theory of gravity, including tests in the emerging strong-field dynamical regime. It discusses the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford M Will
ISBN: 9781107117440 1107117445
OCLC Number: 1056201507
Description: xi, 350 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The einstein equivalence principle --
Gravitation as a geometric phenomenon --
The parametrized post-Newtonian formalism --
Metric theories of gravity and their post-Newtonian limits --
Equations of motion in the PPN formalism --
The classical tests --
Tests of the strong equivalence principle --
Other tests of post-Newtonian gravity --
Structure and motion of compact objects --
Gravitational radiation --
Strong-field and dynamical tests of relativistic gravity.
Responsibility: Clifford M. Will, University of Florida.

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