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Detecting Blackholes through Gravitational Waves

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter looks at the detection of black holes through gravitational waves. While further improvements can be expected in the ability to detect and measure electromagnetic radiation, it is ... More


General Relativity and Einstein's Equations

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

in General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter begins with a discussion of Newton's gravity law. It then covers general relativity, observations and experiments, Einstein's equations, field sources, Lagrangians, fluid sources, ... More


Linearized theory and gravitational waves

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In the weak-field limit Einstein's equation can be linearized and it takes on form of the familiar wave equation. Gravitational waves may be viewed as ripples of curvature propagating in a background ... More


The geometric approach to GWs

Michele Maggiore

in Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570745
eISBN:
9780191717666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses how gravitational waves emerge from general relativity, and what their properties are. The most straightforward approach is ‘linearized theory’, where the Einstein equations ... More


GRAVITATIONAL WAVE EXTRACTION

Miguel Alcubierre

in Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199205677
eISBN:
9780191709371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205677.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Gravitational waves are one of the most important physical phenomena associated with the presence of strong and dynamic gravitational fields, and as such they are of great interest in numerical ... More


Progressive Waves

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

in General Relativity and the Einstein Equations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230723
eISBN:
9780191710872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230723.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter draws on the treatment of progressive waves for non-linear equations used in Sections III.12 and III.13 to construct weak gravitational and electromagnetic waves on a given electrovac ... More


Black Holes and All That Jazz

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This Chapter contains a review of many important aspects of modern black hole theory and its applications. It begins with a general definition of a (not‐necessary stationary) black hole and ... More


Gamma-Ray Bursts as Probes of the Universe

Joshua S. Bloom

in What Are Gamma-Ray Bursts?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145570
eISBN:
9781400837007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145570.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on how gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are emerging as unique tools in the study of broad areas of astronomy and physics by virtue of their special properties. The unassailable fact ... More


Introduction to 3+1 Numerical Relativity

Miguel Alcubierre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199205677
eISBN:
9780191709371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205677.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book introduces the modern field of 3+1 numerical relativity. It has been written in a way as to be as self-contained as possible, and assumes a basic knowledge of special relativity. Starting ... More


The Controversy over Gravitational Waves

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Formative Years of Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174631
eISBN:
9781400888689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter addresses one of the key themes of modern general relativity: gravitational waves. In 1916, Einstein performed the first relevant calculations, including a first derivation of the ... More


Einstein Equations

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

In this Chapter we ‘derive’ the Einstein equations, study their weak field approximation, and briefly discuss gravitational waves and their generation. We finish the Chapter by remarks on the higher ... More


What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Charles D. Bailyn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe—both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for ... More


Gravitational physics of few‐body systems

H. Asada, T. Futamase, and P. A. Hogan

in Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584109
eISBN:
9780191723421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A subject closely related to equations of motion is the gravitational physics of few body systems. First, the chapter reviews choreographic solutions for the N‐body problem in Newton's theory of ... More


Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Claude Barrabès and Peter A. Hogan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680696
eISBN:
9780191760662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680696.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is aimed at students who have completed a final year undergraduate course on general relativity and supplemented it with additional techniques by individual study or in a taught MSc ... More


The Dark Side

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 6 deals with the remaining mysteries in cosmology—dark matter, dark energy, and inflationary expansion—and the experiments aimed at solving them. It reviews the evidence for dark matter, and ... More


General Relativity

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

in The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents the physical motivation for general relativity, derives the Einstein field equation and gives concise derivations of the main results of the theory. It begins with the ... More


Relativistic Hydrodynamics of Selfgravitating Fluids

Luciano Rezzolla and Olindo Zanotti

in Relativistic Hydrodynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198528906
eISBN:
9780191746505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528906.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The last chapter of the book deals with physical systems whose conditions require the solution both of the Einstein equations and of the hydrodynamics equations. The first examples considered are ... More


Plane gravitational waves

in Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199680696
eISBN:
9780191760662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680696.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Starting with plane gravitational waves of arbitrary profile as solutions of Einstein’s vacuum field equations in the linear approximation a sequence of gauge transformations results in a metric ... More


Linearized Gravitational Waves in Nonlocal Gravity

Bahram Mashhoon

in Nonlocal Gravity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198803805
eISBN:
9780191842313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803805.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Gravitational radiation is investigated within the framework of linearized nonlocal gravity. In this theory, linearized gravitational waves are damped as they travel from the source to the receiver. ... More


Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction

Ta-Pei Cheng

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573639
eISBN:
9780191722448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573639.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein's general theory of relativity is introduced in this advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate level textbook. Topics include special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Riemannian ... More


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