Gravitational Waves in Physics and Astrophysics: An artisan's guide (Hardcover)

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Gravitational Waves in Physics and Astrophysics: An artisan's guide By M. Coleman Miller, Nicolás Yunes Cover Image


The direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015 has initiated a new era of gravitational wave astronomy, which has already paid remarkable dividends in our understanding of astrophysics and gravitational physics. Aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this book introduces gravitational waves and its many applications to cosmology, nuclear physics, astrophysics and theoretical physics. The material is presented in a pedagogical way, through Fermi estimates, and detailed explanations and discussions. The student will not only learn what gravitational waves are and how they are produced, but also how they can be used to learn about astrophysical phenomena and cosmological observations, to investigate the interior of neutron stars, and to test general relativity when black holes and neutron stars collide.

Key Features:

  • Provides a concise yet comprehensive treatment of gravitational wave physics
  • Emphasises fundamental physical principles
  • Provides a coherent integration of astrophysical and general relativistic intuition
  • Includes carefully chosen problems designed to improve student intuition
  • Written by experts in the field
Product Details
ISBN: 9780750330497
ISBN-10: 075033049X
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Publication Date: December 22nd, 2021
Pages: 120
Language: English