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Weak Gravitational Fields

  • Norbert Straumann
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

The linearized theory of gravity has many important applications. We treat standard material on gravitational waves, gravitational fields at large distances from a stationary source, and compute energy and angular momentum of such systems. The chapter ends with a concise introduction to gravitational lensing, a subject that has become increasingly important in astrophysics and cosmology. This hopefully invites the reader to study more extended texts and helps in absorbing the current literature.

Keywords

Gauge Transformation Gravitational Wave Binary Star System Einstein Radius Hilbert Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Straumann
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  1. 1.Mathematisch-Naturwiss. Fakultät, Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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