Lectures on Gravitational Waves

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J├╝rgen Ehlers Spring School 2019

Lecture Notes

lecture 1: waves in the linear approximation, polarizations, action on test-masses, generation by binary systems

lecture 2: waves on curved background, energy-momentum of GW, quadrupole formula, inspiral, time to merger, post-Newtonian

more details on derivations can be found in last year's lectures, and in the solutions to the exercises and the links below.

Exercises

exercises

solutions

Links

radiating charge

Gravitational waves

The basic physics of the binary black hole merger GW150914

The basics of gravitational wave theory

Detection papers