Relativistic gravity research with emphasis on experiments and observations: proceedings of the 81 WE-Heraeus-Seminar held at the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany 2-6 September 1991

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J. Ehlers, Jürgen Ehlers, Gerhard Schäfer
Springer-Verlag, 1992 - Science - 407 pages
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17 readable articles give a thorough and self-contained overview of recent developments in relativistic gravity research. The subjects covered are: gravitational lensing, the general relativistic n-body problem, observable effects in the solar system, gravitational waves and their interferometric detection, very-long-baseline interferometry, international atomic time, lunar laser- ranging measurements, measurement ofthe gravitomagnetic field of the Earth, fermion and boson stars and black holes with hair, rapidly rotating neutron stars, matter wave interferometry, and the laboratory test of Newton's law of gravity.Any scientist interested in experimentally or observatio- nally oriented relativistic gravity will read the book with profit. In addition, it is perfectly suited as a complementary text for courses on general relativity and relativistic astrophysics.

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Contents

Gravitational Lensing
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Relativistic Celestial Mechanics Astrometry Geodesy
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Observable Relativistic Effects in the Solar System
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