Generation and Detection of Gravitational Waves 
Generation and Detection of Gravitational Waves
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 17 of 24
Copyright Information: Hamber, Herbert. Physics 255 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [December 25, 2014]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (
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Lecture Description

Solutions to the Field Equations - Part 4 Topics covered: Polarization States for a Gravitational Wave, Generation of Gravitational Waves, Far Field Limit, Expansion in Fourier Components, Angular Dependence of Power Radiated, Quadrupole Radiation, Total Power Emitted, Gravitational Waves Emitted by a Rotating Body, Detection of Gravitational Waves, Bar Detectors and Large Interferometer Detectors. Recorded May 27, 2014.

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Course Description

"Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is a graduate-level course taught at UC Irvine as Physics 255. This course covers diverse topics in general relativity, including an introduction to Einstein’s theory of gravitation, tensor analysis, Einstein’s field equations, astronomical tests of Einstein’s theory, and gravitational waves.


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