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Gravitational Waves : Astrophysics and Cosmology - Book 2 by Michele Maggiore (Hardcover)

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The two-volume book Gravitational Waves provides a comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves. While Volume 1 is devoted to the theory and experiments, Volume 2 discusses what can be learned from gravitational waves in astrophysics and in cosmology, by systematizing a large body of theoretical developments that have taken place over the last decades. The second volume also includes a detailed discussion of the first direct detections of gravitational waves. In the author's typical style, the theoretical results are generally derived afresh, clarifying or streamlining the existing derivations whenever possible, and providing a coherent and consistent picture of the field. The first volume of Gravitational Waves , which appeared in 2007, has established itself as the standard reference in the field. The scientific community has eagerly awaited this second volume. The recent direct detection of gravitational waves makes the topics in this book particularly timely.
Number of Pages: 820
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Volume number: 2
Author: Michele Maggiore
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53232189
UPC: 9780198570899
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-4966
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