Download e-book for kindle: Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors by Peter R Saulson

By Peter R Saulson

ISBN-10: 981314307X

ISBN-13: 9789813143074

LIGO's fresh discovery of gravitational waves used to be headline information worldwide. many folks probably want to comprehend extra approximately what a gravitational wave is, how LIGO works, and the way LIGO features as a detector of gravitational waves.

This publication goals to speak the fundamental common sense of interferometric gravitational wave detectors to scholars who're new to the sphere. It assumes that the reader has a simple wisdom of physics, yet no designated familiarity with gravitational waves, with common relativity, or with the unique suggestions of experimental physics. all the precious rules are built within the book.

The first variation used to be released in 1994. because the ebook is aimed toward explaining the actual rules at the back of the layout of LIGO, it stands the try out of time. For the second one variation, an Epilogue has been extra; it brings the therapy of technical info brand new, and gives references that might let a pupil to develop into knowledgeable with brand new designs.

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