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  • Hardcover: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (29 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107032865
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107032866
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 3.7 x 24.6 cm
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'This remarkable book gives a superb pedagogical treatment of topics that are crucial for modern astrophysics and gravitational-wave science, but (sadly) are generally omitted from textbooks on general relativity, or treated much too briefly. With enthusiasm, I recommend this book to all astrophysicists, gravitational physicists, and students of these subjects.' Kip S. Thorne, California Institute of Technology

'This book is likely to become the bedside reading of all students and working scientists interested in Newtonian and Einsteinian gravity. Pedagogically written using fully modern notation, the book contains an extensive description of the post-Newtonian approximation, and is replete with useful results on gravitational waves and the motion of bodies under gravity.' Luc Blanchet, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

'I know of no other text that compares with this compendium of tricks for calculating observables in the large fraction of the universe that is not near an event horizon. Eric Poisson and Clifford Will, two world-renowned leaders in the field, have produced the ideal manual for anyone who wishes to do calculations relevant to current experiments or upcoming gravitational-wave observations. … The clear, unified presentation in Gravity is a must-read for anyone wishing to absorb the material efficiently. … a great textbook for a special-topics graduate course after the introductory relativity course, a crucial study aid for anyone learning about astrophysical relativity and gravitational waves, and a lifelong reference for career researchers.' Benjamin Owen, Physics Today

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Exploring approximate solutions to general relativity and their consequences, this textbook offers a unique presentation of Einstein's theory by developing powerful methods that can be applied to astrophysical systems. Ideal for graduate courses on general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, the book examines real-life systems and features over 100 exercises.

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