Theory and experiment in gravitational physics by Clifford M. Will

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York, NY, USA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Gravitation.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-374) and index.

Book details

StatementClifford M. Will.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQC178 .W47 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 380 p. :
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1725548M
ISBN 100521439736
LC Control Number92029555

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