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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Equations of Motion in Relativistic Gravity

Editors: Pützfeld, Dirk, Lämmerzahl, Claus, Schutz, Bernard (Eds.)

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About this book

 The present volume aims to be a comprehensive survey on the derivation of the equations of motion, both in General Relativity as well as in alternative gravity theories. The topics covered range from the description of test bodies, to self-gravitating (heavy) bodies, to current and future observations.

Emphasis is put on the coverage of various approximation methods (e.g., multipolar, post-Newtonian, self-force methods) which are extensively used in the context of the relativistic problem of motion. Applications discussed in this volume range from the motion of binary systems -- and the gravitational waves emitted by such systems -- to observations of the galactic center. In particular the impact of choices at a fundamental theoretical level on the interpretation of experiments is highlighted.

This book provides a broad and up-do-date status report, which will not only be of value for the experts working in this field, but also may serve as a guideline for students with background in General Relativity who like to enter this field.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • The New Mechanics of Myron Mathisson and Its Subsequent Development

    Pages 1-66

    Dixon, W. G.

  • Multipolar Test Body Equations of Motion in Generalized Gravity Theories

    Pages 67-119

    Obukhov, Yuri N. (et al.)

  • Energy-Momentum Tensors and Motion in Special Relativity

    Pages 121-163

    Giulini, Domenico

  • Solutions of Mathisson-Papapetrou Equations for Highly Relativistic Spinning Particles

    Pages 165-190

    Plyatsko, Roman (et al.)

  • The MPD Equations in Analytic Perturbative Form

    Pages 191-213

    Singh, Dinesh

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equations of Motion in Relativistic Gravity
Editors
  • Dirk Pützfeld
  • Claus Lämmerzahl
  • Bernard Schutz
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
179
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18335-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18335-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18334-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38670-6
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 840
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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