Gyros, clocks, interferometers-- : testing relativistic gravity in space / C. Lämmerzahl, C.W.F. Everitt, F.W. Hehl (eds.). - Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©2001. - 1 online resource (xv, 507 pages) : illustrations - Lecture notes in physics, 562 0075-8450 ; . - Lecture notes in physics ; 562. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

From the Content: I. Overview -- II. The Lense--Thirring Effect -- III. Detection of Gravitational Waves -- IV. The Equivalence Principle -- V. Clocks and Rods -- VI. Quantum Tests of General Relativity -- VII. Electromagnetivc Field and Gravity.

Many new tests of gravity and, in particular, of Einstein's general relativity theory will be carried out in the near future: The Lense--Thirring effect and the equivalence principle will be tested in space; moreover, gravitational waves will be detected, and new atomic interferometers and clocks will be built for measurements in gravitational and inertial fields. New high-precision devices have made these experiments feasible. They will contribute to a better understanding of gravitational physics. Both experimental developments and the theoretical concepts are collected in this volume. Exhaustive reviews give an overall insight into the subject of experimental gravitation.

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General relativity (Physics)--Experiments.
Gravity--Measurement.
Gravitational waves--Measurement.
Research in reduced gravity environments.
Astrophysics--Experiments.
Astrophysics--Experiments.
General relativity (Physics)--Experiments.
Gravitational waves--Measurement.
Gravity--Measurement.
Research in reduced gravity environments.


Electronic books.

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