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The Generation of Gravitational Waves


Kovács, Sándor János, Jr. (1977) The Generation of Gravitational Waves. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/VHQW-W277.


This dissertation is written in three tracks. Track 1, (Pages ii-vi) is intended for those many many people who don't know any physics but who do know how to read English and a bit of Hungarian perhaps.

Track 2 is intended for those one hundred or so people in the whole world who do know classical physics and have serious interests in, or are experts in relativity theory. Papers 1, 2 and 3 dealing with relativity are entirely Track 2.

The remaining paper is Track 3 and is for the benefit of even fewer people who have a simultaneous interest in relativity and quantum field theory.

I will not discuss the abstracts of the individual papers here - since each paper is preceded by its own abstract. Suffice it to say that this dissertation is a collection of papers dealing with the theoretical aspects of how gravitational waves may (or may not) be generated by gravitational bremsstrahlung, and in Paper 4 Walter and I try to show that some classical relativity problems may be solved with much greater ease via a quantum approach.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Thorne, Kip S.
Group:TAPIR, Astronomy Department
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:27 May 1977
Funding AgencyGrant Number
NASANGR 05-002-256
NSFAST75-01398 A01
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08252017-093756825
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10390
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:25 Aug 2017 20:23
Last Modified:10 Mar 2020 23:39

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