Gyros, clocks, interferometers-- : testing relativistic gravity in space / C. Lämmerzahl, C.W.F. Everitt, F.W. Hehl (eds.).
Contributor(s): Lämmerzahl, C. (Claus) | Everitt, C. W. F. (C. W. Francis) | Hehl, F. W. (Friedrich W.)Material type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 562.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, ©2001Description: 1 online resource (xv, 507 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540409885; 3540409882Subject(s): 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 environmentsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gyros, clocks, interferometers--DDC classification: 530.14 LOC classification: QC173.6 | .G97 2001Online resources: Click here to access online
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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.