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The Resource Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves, Daniel Kennefick

Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves, Daniel Kennefick

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Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves
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Traveling at the speed of thought
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Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves
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Daniel Kennefick
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Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves
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Language
eng
Summary
"Daniel Kennefick's landmark book takes readers through the theoretical controversies and thorny debates that raged around the subject of gravitational waves after the publication of Einstein's theory. The previously untold story of how we arrived at a settled theory of gravitational waves includes a stellar cast from the front ranks of twentieth-century physics, including Richard Feynman, Hermann Bondi, John Wheeler, Kip Thorne, and Einstein himself, who on two occasions avowed that gravitational waves do not exist, changing his mind both times."--Jacket
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves, Daniel Kennefick
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Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves, Daniel Kennefick
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt19w72w0
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-313) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • The speed of thought
  • 5.
  • Do gravitational waves exist?
  • 6.
  • Gravitational waves and the renaissance of general relativity
  • 7.
  • Debating the analogy
  • 8.
  • The problem of motion
  • Illustrations
  • 9.
  • Portrait of the skeptics
  • 10.
  • On the verge of detection
  • 11.
  • The quadrupole formula controversy
  • 12.
  • Keeping up with the speed of thought
  • Appendix A : The referee's report
  • Appendix B : Interviews and other new sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The gravitational wave analogy
  • 2.
  • The prehistory of gravitational waves
  • 3.
  • The origins of gravitational waves
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1 online resource (xii, 319 pages)
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online
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9781400882748
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote

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