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Relativity Books about gravitational waves

  1. Apr 4, 2017 #1
    Can someone recommend me some beginner/intermediate level books about gravitational waves and some articles about their discovery.
    I need to write scientific paper about them for my graduation but i don't have resources where to find about them so i would really appreciate help :)
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2017 #2

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  5. Apr 6, 2017 #4
    I like Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler's treatment of gravitational waves in their Gravitation. It's currently out of print, but there is a new printing being done later this year, and it is in a lot of university libraries, so it's easy to find to read if not to own right away.
     
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    Given the original post in this thread, and the post

    in the New Member Introductions Forum, I think that Nik98 is about to graduate from high school.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2017 #6
    Ah. MTW's Gravitation fits my normal definition of an "intermediate" textbook. In this case I suppose Schutz's A First Course in General Relativity would be better. I recommend it with the understanding that the OP will have to grow into it, referring back to it as more calculus is learned and applied over the course of the first few years of university.
     
  8. Apr 7, 2017 #7

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    For someone who just finished the high school and wants immediately to jump into general relativity, probably the best book is Collier
    https://www.amazon.com/Most-Incomprehensible-Thing-Introduction-Mathematics-ebook/dp/B008JRJ1VK
    The second edition ends with a chapter on gravitational waves.
     
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