**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.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(580KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Introduction to General Relativity**

by

**Gerard 't Hooft**-

**Rinton Press**

The book presents the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added.

(

**14547**views)

**An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic Stars**

by

**Eric Gourgoulhon**-

**arXiv**

These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.

(

**12173**views)

**Introduction to Differential Geometry and General Relativity**

by

**Stefan Waner**

Smooth manifolds and scalar fields, tangent vectors, contravariant and covariant vector fields, tensor fields, Riemannian manifolds, locally Minkowskian manifolds, covariant differentiation, the Riemann curvature tensor, premises of general relativity.

(

**22973**views)

**A No-Nonsense Introduction to General Relativity**

by

**Sean M. Carroll**

General relativity has a reputation of being extremely difficult. This introduction is a very pragmatic affair, intended to give you some immediate feel for the language of GR. It does not substitute for a deep understanding -- that takes more work.

(

**8654**views)