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Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Michele Maggiore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570745
eISBN:
9780191717666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book deals with all aspects of gravitational-wave physics, both theoretical and experimental. This first volume deals with gravitational wave (GW) theory and experiments. Part I discusses the ... More


2 The field-theoretical 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/9780198570745.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

General relativity can also be seen as a classical field theory of a spin-2 field living in a flat background, to which all standard field-theoretical methods can be applied. The fact that the ... More


The Universe in a Helium Droplet

Grigory E. Volovik

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199564842
eISBN:
9780191709906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564842.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

There are fundamental relations between three vast areas of physics: particle physics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. The fundamental links between the first two areas — in other words, ... More


Covariant approaches to quantum gravity

Claus Kiefer

in Quantum Gravity: Third Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199585205
eISBN:
9780191739378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585205.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the important concept of the graviton. It discusses at some length linearized quantum gravity and its implications. A central role is played by path-integral quantization from ... More


The Problem of Quantum Gravity: From Feelings to Phenomena

Dean Rickles

in Covered with Deep Mist: The Development of Quantum Gravity (1916-1956)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199602957
eISBN:
9780191844393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199602957.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides a simple, schematic introduction to the problem of quantum gravity. The problem of quantum gravity spent much of its earliest history at the mercy of wider changes with respect ... More


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