General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3734-3 (Print) 978-90-481-3735-0 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. John Archibald Wheeler and General Relativity

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      Pages 8-8

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      Introduction to General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

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      Pages 9-27

      John Wheeler and the Recertification of General Relativity as True Physics

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      Pages 29-38

      John Archibald Wheeler: A Few Highlights of His Contributions to Physics

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      Pages 39-56

      Wheeler Wormholes and the Modern Astrophysics

  3. Foundations and Tests of General Relativity

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      Pages 58-58

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      Pages 59-72

      Unified Form of the Initial Value Conditions

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      Pages 73-93

      The Confrontation Between General Relativity and Experiment

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      Pages 95-108

      Measurements of Space Curvature by Solar Mass

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      Pages 109-119

      Modern Cosmology: Early and Late Universe

  4. Gravitational Waves

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 122-122

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      Pages 123-150

      Introduction to Gravitational Waves

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      Pages 151-199

      Discovering Relic Gravitational Waves in Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

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      Pages 201-267

      Status of Gravitational Wave Detection

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      Pages 269-295

      Search for Gravitational Waves with Resonant Detectors

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      Pages 297-321

      Gravitational Fields with 2-Dimensional Killing Leaves and the Gravitational Interaction of Light

  5. Frame Dragging and Gravitomagnetism

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      Pages 324-324

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      Pages 325-336

      Rotation and Spin in Physics

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      Pages 337-343

      The Gravitomagnetic Influence on Earth-Orbiting Spacecrafts and on the Lunar Orbit

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      Pages 345-370

      Quasi-inertial Coordinates

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      Pages 371-434

      Gravitomagnetism and Its Measurement with Laser Ranging to the LAGEOS Satellites and GRACE Earth Gravity Models

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      Pages 435-466

      The Relativity Mission Gravity Probe B, Testing Einstein’s Universe

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      Pages 467-492

      The LARES Space Experiment: LARES Orbit, Error Analysis and Satellite Structure

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      Pages 493-503

      The History of the So-Called Lense–Thirring Effect, and of Related Effects

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