## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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