**Gravitational Waves**

by Alessandra Buonanno

**Publisher**: arXiv 2007**Number of pages**: 50

**Description**:

Gravitational-wave (GW) science has entered a new era. Theoretically, the last years have been characterized by numerous major advances. These lectures are envisioned to be an introductory, basic course in gravitational-wave physics.

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