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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Applied General Relativity

Theory and Applications in Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology

Authors: Soffel, Michael, Han, Wenbiao

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  • Serves as graduate-level textbook and basic reference to the field of Applied General Relativity
  • Self-contained and thus also suitable for self-studies
  • Contains many exercises
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In the late 20th and beginning 21st century high-precision astronomy, positioning and metrology strongly rely on general relativity. Supported by exercises and solutions this book offers graduate students and researchers entering those fields a self-contained and exhaustive but accessible treatment of applied general relativity. The book is written in a homogenous (graduate level textbook) style allowing the reader to understand the arguments step by step. It first introduces the mathematical and theoretical foundations of gravity theory and then concentrates on its general relativistic applications: clock rates, clock sychronization, establishment of time scales, astronomical references frames, relativistic astrometry, celestial mechanics and metrology. The authors present up-to-date relativistic models for applied techniques such as Satellite LASER Ranging (SLR), Lunar LASER Ranging (LLR), Globale Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Very Large Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), radar measurements, gyroscopes and pulsar timing. A list of acronyms helps the reader keep an overview and a mathematical appendix provides required functions and terms.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Michael Soffel is the director of the Lohrmann Observatory of the Technical University Dresden. He is an internationally known expert in relativistic celestial mechanics, relativistic astronomy and geodesy and experimental gravity research. He is the author of the books Relativity in Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics and Geodesy (Springer, 1989) and Space-Time Reference Systems.
Prof. Wen-Biao Han, who receicved his Ph.D. in 2009, is full professor at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research area focuses on relativistic fundamental astronomy, numerical simulations of gravity waves and low-frequency gravitational astronomy. He is author of many scientific papers and principle investigator of the group 'Gravitational waves and relativistic fundamental astronomy' at Shanghai Astronomical observatory.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19673-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19672-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied General Relativity
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications in Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19673-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19673-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19672-1
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 540
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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