Gravitational Waves: Sources, Detectors and Searches
by Keith Riles
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 79
As the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy nears, this review, intended primarily for interested particle and nuclear physicists, describes what we have learned to date and the prospects for direct discovery of gravitational waves.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Matthew Pitkin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, Jim Hough - arXiv
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300, LCGT, GEO600 - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
by Max Fairbairn
The text covers principles of planetary photometry: radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, albedo, scattering and absorption, net flux and exitance, and a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.
by T. L. Wilson - arXiv
An overview of the techniques of radio astronomy. It contains a short history, details of calibration procedures, coherent/heterodyne and incoherent/bolometer receiver systems, observing methods for single apertures and interferometers, etc.
by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology
This course discusses the fundamental aspects of atomic and molecular spectra that enable one to infer physical conditions in astronomical, planetary and terrestrial environments from the analysis of their electromagnetic radiation.