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Title General relativity and John Archibald Wheeler / edited by Ignazio Ciufolini, Richard A. Matzner
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 545 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Astrophysics and space science library ; 367
Astrophysics and space science library ; 367
Contents pt. I. John Archibald Wheeler and general relativity. 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 -- pt. II. 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 -- pt. III. Gravitational waves. Introduction 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 -- pt. IV. 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 -- pt. V. 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
Summary Observational and experimental data pertaining to gravity and cosmology are changing our view of the Universe. General relativity is a fundamental key for the understanding of these observations and its theory is undergoing a continuing enhancement of its intersection with observational and experimental data. These data include direct observations and experiments carried out in our solar system, among which there are direct gravitational wave astronomy, frame dragging and tests of gravitational theories from solar system and spacecraft observations. This book explores John Archibald Wheeler's
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008 -- Influence.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008 -- Knowledge -- General relativity (Physics)
General relativity (Physics)
Gravitational fields.
Form Electronic book
Author Ciufolini, Ignazio, 1951-
Matzner, Richard A. (Richard Alfred), 1942-
LC no. 2010930053
ISBN 9789048137350