Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy: An Introduction to Theory, Experiment and Data Analysis

Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy: An Introduction to Theory, Experiment and Data Analysis

Author(s): Dr. Jolien D. E. Creighton, Dr. Warren G. Anderson

Published Online: 19 SEP 2011 04:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9783527408863

Online ISBN: 9783527636037

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636037

About this Book

This most up-to-date, one-stop reference combines coverage of both theory and observational techniques, with introductory sections to bring all readers up to the same level. Written by outstanding researchers directly involved with the scientific program of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the book begins with a brief review of general relativity before going on to describe the physics of gravitational waves and the astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation. Further sections cover gravitational wave detectors, data analysis, and the outlook of gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics.

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