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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Lasers, Clocks and Drag-Free Control

Exploration of Relativistic Gravity in Space

Editors: Dittus, Hansjörg, Lämmerzahl, Claus, Turyshev, Slava G. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive collection of contributions that cover a variety of topics, including the theory behind relativistic gravity in space
  • An important overview of the drag-free technologies that will revolutionize space experiments
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About this book

Over the next decade the gravitational physics community will benefit from dramatic improvements in many technologies critical to testing gravity. Highly accurate deep space navigation, interplanetary laser communication, interferometry and metrology, high precision frequency standards, precise pointing and attitude control, together with drag-free technologies, will revolutionize the field of experimental gravitational physics. The centennial of the general theory of relativity in 2015 will motivate a significant number of experiments designed to test this theory with unprecedented accuracy.

The purpose of the contributions in this book, written by international experts, is to explore the possibilities for the next 20 years for conducting gravitational experiments in space that would utilize both entirely new and highly improved existing capabilities.

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The Editors are leading personalities in the field.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Fundamental Physics, Space, Missions and Technologies

    Lammerzahl, Claus (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • General Theory of Relativity: Will It Survive the Next Decade?

    Bertolami, Orfeu (et al.)

    Pages 27-74

  • Is the Physics Within the Solar System Really Understood?

    Lammerzahl, Claus (et al.)

    Pages 75-101

  • Propagation of Light in the Gravitational Field of Binary Systems to Quadratic Order in Newton's Gravitational Constant

    Schäfer, Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 105-130

  • On the Radar Method in General-Relativistic Spacetimes

    Perlick, Volker

    Pages 131-152

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-34376-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-07073-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lasers, Clocks and Drag-Free Control
Book Subtitle
Exploration of Relativistic Gravity in Space
Editors
  • Hansjörg Dittus
  • Claus Lämmerzahl
  • Slava G. Turyshev
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
349
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34377-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-34377-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-34376-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07073-0
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 642
Number of Illustrations and Tables
176 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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