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Applied General Relativity

Theory and Applications in Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics and Metrology

  • Michael H. Soffel
  • Wen-Biao Han

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 1-13
  3. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 15-45
  4. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 47-113
  5. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 115-155
  6. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 157-184
  7. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 185-233
  8. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 235-288
  9. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 289-335
  10. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 337-365
  11. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 367-399
  12. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 401-429
  13. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 431-496
  14. Michael H. Soffel, Wen-Biao Han
    Pages 497-516
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 517-538

About this book

Introduction

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.


Keywords

relativistic astrometry relativistic celestial mechanics relativistic metrology multipolar- post-Minkowskian approximation post-Newtonian approximation pulsar timing

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael H. Soffel
    • 1
  • Wen-Biao Han
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of planetary geodesyLohrmann-ObservatoryDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Shanghai Astronomical ObservatoryChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19673-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19672-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19673-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-9698
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