Gravitational Wave Physics

  title={Gravitational Wave Physics},
  author={Kostas D. Kokkotas},
Gravitational waves are propagating fluctuations of gravitational fields, that is, ”ripples” in spacetime, generated mainly by moving massive bodies. These distortions of spacetime travel with the speed of light. Every body in the path of such a wave feels a tidal gravitational force that acts perpendicular to the waves direction of propagation; these forces change the distance between points, and the size of the changes is proportional to the distance between the points. Gravitational waves… CONTINUE READING

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