Gravitational physics : exploring the structure of space and time /

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Imprint:Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999.
Description:xi, 114 p. : ill. (mostly col.), ports. ; 23 cm.
Series:Physics in a new era
Space and time.
Gravitational waves.
General relativity (Physics)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Gravitational Physics.
Notes:This project was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NAG5-4120, the Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-FG02-97ER41051, and the National Science foundation under Grant No. PHY-9722102"--T.p. verso.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction, Overview, and Recommendations. I. Gravitation: A Two-Frontier Science. II. Achievements of the Past Decade. III. Opportunities for the Next Decade. IV. Goals and Recommendations for Gravitational Physics
  • 2. Ideas and Phenomena of General Relativity. I. Key Ideas in General Relativity. II. Key Phenomena in Gravitational Physics
  • 3. Achievements and Opportunities in Gravitational Physics. I. Gravitational Waves. II. Black Holes. III. Origin, Evolution, and Fate of the Universe. IV. General Relativity and Beyond: Experimental Exploration. V. Unifying Gravity and Quantum Theory. App. A. Activities of the Committee on Gravitational Physics
  • App. B. Glossary.