Fundamentals of Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors by Peter R Saulson

By Peter R Saulson

LIGO's fresh discovery of gravitational waves was once headline information worldwide. many folks may want to comprehend extra approximately what a gravitational wave is, how LIGO works, and the way LIGO capabilities as a detector of gravitational waves.

This publication goals to speak the fundamental common sense of interferometric gravitational wave detectors to scholars who're new to the sector. It assumes that the reader has a easy wisdom of physics, yet no certain familiarity with gravitational waves, with basic relativity, or with the detailed thoughts of experimental physics. the entire priceless rules are built within the book.

The first variation was once released in 1994. because the e-book is geared toward explaining the actual rules at the back of the layout of LIGO, it stands the attempt of time. For the second one version, an Epilogue has been further; it brings the remedy of technical info brand new, and offers references that may let a pupil to turn into knowledgeable with cutting-edge designs.

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