Theory and experiment in gravitational physics /

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Author / Creator:Will, Clifford M., 1946-
Imprint:Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Description:x, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Gravitation
Gravitation.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/488680
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ISBN:0521232376 : $75.00
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [320]-337.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface to Revised Edition
  • Preface to First Edition
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Einstein Equivalence Principle and the Foundations of Gravitation Theory
  • 2.1. The Dicke Framework
  • 2.2. Basic Criteria for the Viability of a Gravitation Theory
  • 2.3. The Einstein Equivalence Principle
  • 2.4. Experimental Tests of the Einstein Equivalence Principle
  • 2.5. Schiff's Conjecture
  • 2.6. The TH[epsilon mu] Formalism
  • 3. Gravitation as a Geometric Phenomenon
  • 3.1. Universal Coupling
  • 3.2. Nongravitational Physics in Curved Spacetime
  • 3.3. Long-Range Gravitational Fields and the Strong Equivalence Principle
  • 4. The Parametrized Post-Newtonian Formalism
  • 4.1. The Post-Newtonian Limit
  • 4.2. The Standard Post-Newtonian Gauge
  • 4.3. Lorentz Transformations and the PPN Metric
  • 4.4. Conservation Laws in the PPN Formalism
  • 5. Post-Newtonian Limits of Alternative Metric Theories of Gravity
  • 5.1. Method of Calculation
  • 5.2. General Relativity
  • 5.3. Scalar-Tensor Theories
  • 5.4. Vector-Tensor Theories
  • 5.5. Bimetric Theories with Prior Geometry
  • 5.6. Stratified Theories
  • 5.7. Nonviable Theories
  • 6. Equations of Motion in the PPN Formalism
  • 6.1. Equations of Motion for Photons
  • 6.2. Equations of Motion for Massive Bodies
  • 6.3. The Locally Measured Gravitational Constant
  • 6.4. N-Body Lagrangians, Energy Conservation, and the Strong Equivalence Principle
  • 6.5. Equations of Motion for Spinning Bodies
  • 7. The Classical Tests
  • 7.1. The Deflection of Light
  • 7.2. The Time-Delay of Light
  • 7.3. The Perihelion Shift of Mercury
  • 8. Tests of the Strong Equivalence Principle
  • 8.1. The Nordtvedt Effect and the Lunar Eotvos Experiment
  • 8.2. Preferred-Frame and Preferred-Location Effects: Geophysical Tests
  • 8.3. Preferred-Frame and Preferred-Location Effects: Orbital Tests
  • 8.4. Constancy of the Newtonian Gravitational Constant
  • 8.5. Experimental Limits on the PPN Parameters
  • 9. Other Tests of Post-Newtonian Gravity
  • 9.1. The Gyroscope Experiment
  • 9.2. Laboratory Tests of Post-Newtonian Gravity
  • 9.3. Tests of Post-Newtonian Conservation Laws
  • 10. Gravitational Radiation as a Tool for Testing Relativistic Gravity
  • 10.1. Speed of Gravitational Waves
  • 10.2. Polarization of Gravitational Waves
  • 10.3. Multipole Generation of Gravitational Waves and Gravitational Radiation Damping
  • 11. Structure and Motion of Compact Objects in Alternative Theories of Gravity
  • 11.1. Structure of Neutron Stars
  • 11.2. Structure and Existence of Black Holes
  • 11.3. The Motion of Compact Objects: A Modified EIH Formalism
  • 12. The Binary Pulsar
  • 12.1. Arrival-Time Analysis for the Binary Pulsar
  • 12.2. The Binary Pulsar According to General Relativity
  • 12.3. The Binary Pulsar in Other Theories of Gravity
  • 13. Cosmological Tests
  • 13.1. Cosmological Models in Alternative Theories of Gravity
  • 13.2. Cosmological Tests of Alternative Theories
  • 14. An Update
  • 14.1. The Einstein Equivalence Principle
  • 14.2. The PPN Framework and Alternative Metric Theories of Gravity
  • 14.3. Tests of Post-Newtonian Gravity
  • 14.4. Experimental Gravitation: Is there a Future?
  • 14.5. The Rise and Fall of the Fifth Force
  • 14.6. Stellar-System Tests of Gravitational Theory
  • 14.7. Conclusions
  • References
  • References to Chapter 14
  • Index