Will, Clifford M. 1946
Overview
Works:  53 works in 180 publications in 10 languages and 3,179 library holdings 

Genres:  Textbooks Criticism, interpretation, etc Academic theses 
Roles:  Author, 958, Opponent, Contributor, Interviewee, Instrumentalist 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by
Clifford M Will
Was Einstein right? : putting general relativity to the test by
Clifford M Will(
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35 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes
35 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at how scientists have tested Einstein's theory during the past seventy years, and demonstrates how this theory is crucial to understanding such features of the universe as pulsars, quasars, and black holes
Theory and experiment in gravitational physics by
Clifford M Will(
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53 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 2015 centenary of the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the first detection of gravitational waves have focused renewed attention on the question of whether Einstein was right. This review of experimental gravity provides a detailed survey of the intensive testing of Einstein's theory of gravity, including tests in the emerging strongfield dynamical regime. It discusses the theoretical frameworks needed to analyze gravitational theories and interpret experiments. Completely revised and updated, this new edition features coverage of new alternative theories of gravity, a unified treatment of gravitational radiation, and the implications of the latest binary pulsar observations. It spans the earliest tests involving the Solar System to the latest tests using gravitational waves detected from merging black holes and neutron stars. It is a comprehensive reference for researchers and graduate students working in general relativity, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. Covers uptodate experimental results including gravitywave detections; Includes detailed theoretical frameworks for testing gravitation theories which readers can apply to future research; Provides a unified treatment of calculations in general relativity which can be extended and applied to a range of alternative theories of gravity; Gives engaging historical accounts of many classic tests"  From the publisher
53 editions published between 1981 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 2015 centenary of the publication of Einstein's general theory of relativity, and the first detection of gravitational waves have focused renewed attention on the question of whether Einstein was right. This review of experimental gravity provides a detailed survey of the intensive testing of Einstein's theory of gravity, including tests in the emerging strongfield dynamical regime. It discusses the theoretical frameworks needed to analyze gravitational theories and interpret experiments. Completely revised and updated, this new edition features coverage of new alternative theories of gravity, a unified treatment of gravitational radiation, and the implications of the latest binary pulsar observations. It spans the earliest tests involving the Solar System to the latest tests using gravitational waves detected from merging black holes and neutron stars. It is a comprehensive reference for researchers and graduate students working in general relativity, cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics. Covers uptodate experimental results including gravitywave detections; Includes detailed theoretical frameworks for testing gravitation theories which readers can apply to future research; Provides a unified treatment of calculations in general relativity which can be extended and applied to a range of alternative theories of gravity; Gives engaging historical accounts of many classic tests"  From the publisher
Gravity : Newtonian, postNewtonian, relativistic by
Eric Poisson(
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13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This textbook explores approximate solutions to general relativity and their consequences. It offers a unique presentation of Einstein's theory by developing powerful methods that can be applied to astrophysical systems. Beginning with a uniquely thorough treatment of Newtonian gravity, the book develops postNewtonian and postMinkowskian approximation methods to obtain weakfield solutions to the Einstein field equations. The book explores the motion of selfgravitating bodies, the physics of gravitational waves, and the impact of radiative losses on gravitating systems. It concludes with a brief overview of alternative theories of gravity. Ideal for graduate courses on general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, the book examines reallife applications, such as planetary motion around the Sun, the timing of binary pulsars, and gravitational waves emitted by binary black holes. Text boxes explore related topics and provide historical context, and over 100 exercises present challenging tests of the material covered in the main text"
13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This textbook explores approximate solutions to general relativity and their consequences. It offers a unique presentation of Einstein's theory by developing powerful methods that can be applied to astrophysical systems. Beginning with a uniquely thorough treatment of Newtonian gravity, the book develops postNewtonian and postMinkowskian approximation methods to obtain weakfield solutions to the Einstein field equations. The book explores the motion of selfgravitating bodies, the physics of gravitational waves, and the impact of radiative losses on gravitating systems. It concludes with a brief overview of alternative theories of gravity. Ideal for graduate courses on general relativity and relativistic astrophysics, the book examines reallife applications, such as planetary motion around the Sun, the timing of binary pulsars, and gravitational waves emitted by binary black holes. Text boxes explore related topics and provide historical context, and over 100 exercises present challenging tests of the material covered in the main text"
Les enfants d'Einstein : la relativite generale a l'epreuve de l'observation by
Clifford M Will(
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4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sans recourir au formalisme mathématique, l'auteur, professeur de physique à Washington University, explique "comment la théorie de la relativité générale a passé avec succès tous les tests expérimentaux qui lui ont été appliqués à ce jour". Il s'intéresse au côté humain de l'entreprise, en mettant en évidence les obstacles qui se dressent sur la route des chercheurs, leurs déceptions, leurs rivalités, etc. Bref exposé des principales idées qui fondent la relativité restreinte en annexe
4 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sans recourir au formalisme mathématique, l'auteur, professeur de physique à Washington University, explique "comment la théorie de la relativité générale a passé avec succès tous les tests expérimentaux qui lui ont été appliqués à ce jour". Il s'intéresse au côté humain de l'entreprise, en mettant en évidence les obstacles qui se dressent sur la route des chercheurs, leurs déceptions, leurs rivalités, etc. Bref exposé des principales idées qui fondent la relativité restreinte en annexe
Und Einstein hatte doch recht by
Clifford M Will(
Book
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3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keine wissenschaftliche Theorie ist auf solche Faszination auch außerhalb der Wissenschaft gestoßen wie die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie von Albert Einstein, und keine wurde so nachdrücklich mit den Mitteln der modernen Physik überprüft. Wie hat sie diesen Test mit Raumsonden, Radioastronomie, Atomuhren und Supercomputern standgehalten? Hatte Einstein recht? Mit der Autorität des Fachmanns und dem Flair des unvoreingenommenen Erzählers schildert Clifford Will die Menschen, Ideen und Maschinen hinter den Tests der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Ohne Formeln und Fachjargon wird der leser mit Einsteins Gedanken vertraut und erfährt von der Bestätigung seiner Vorhersagen, angefangen bei der Lichtablenkung im Schwerefeld der Sonne 1919 bis zu den ausgefeilten Kreiselexperimenten auf dem Space Shuttle. Die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie hat nich nur alle diese Tests bestanden, sie hat darüber hinaus wesentlich beigetragen zu unserem Verständnis von Phänomenen wie Pulsaren, Quasaren, Schwarzen Löchern und Gravitationslinsen. Dieses Buch erzählt lebendig und spannend die Geschichte einer der größten geistigen Leistungen unserer Zeit
3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keine wissenschaftliche Theorie ist auf solche Faszination auch außerhalb der Wissenschaft gestoßen wie die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie von Albert Einstein, und keine wurde so nachdrücklich mit den Mitteln der modernen Physik überprüft. Wie hat sie diesen Test mit Raumsonden, Radioastronomie, Atomuhren und Supercomputern standgehalten? Hatte Einstein recht? Mit der Autorität des Fachmanns und dem Flair des unvoreingenommenen Erzählers schildert Clifford Will die Menschen, Ideen und Maschinen hinter den Tests der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Ohne Formeln und Fachjargon wird der leser mit Einsteins Gedanken vertraut und erfährt von der Bestätigung seiner Vorhersagen, angefangen bei der Lichtablenkung im Schwerefeld der Sonne 1919 bis zu den ausgefeilten Kreiselexperimenten auf dem Space Shuttle. Die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie hat nich nur alle diese Tests bestanden, sie hat darüber hinaus wesentlich beigetragen zu unserem Verständnis von Phänomenen wie Pulsaren, Quasaren, Schwarzen Löchern und Gravitationslinsen. Dieses Buch erzählt lebendig und spannend die Geschichte einer der größten geistigen Leistungen unserer Zeit
Ai yin si tan cuo le ma? : guang yi xiang dui lun de quan mian yan zheng by
Clifford M Will(
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3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein aveva ragione? : le prove sperimentali della relatività generale by
Clifford M Will(
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2 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1989 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tenía razón Einstein? by
Clifford M Will(
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2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Accuracy of time transfer in satellite systems by
National Research Council (U.S.)(
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2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report evaluates and determines adequacy of corrections for relativistic effects in present Air Force programs to perform their mission, e.g., the global positioning system (GPS). Report determines adequacy of present methods for meeting Air Force mission needs and explains future uses and needs for time transfer, including use of time transfer to test the postulates of relativity theory. Keywords include: global positioning system, NAVSTAR, relativistic effects, and time transfer
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report evaluates and determines adequacy of corrections for relativistic effects in present Air Force programs to perform their mission, e.g., the global positioning system (GPS). Report determines adequacy of present methods for meeting Air Force mission needs and explains future uses and needs for time transfer, including use of time transfer to test the postulates of relativity theory. Keywords include: global positioning system, NAVSTAR, relativistic effects, and time transfer
¿Tenía razón Einstein? : la más celebrada teoría científica de nuestro siglo a la luz de los últimos datos suministrados
por las sondas planetarias, los relojes atómicos, las modernas supercomputadoras electrónicas y la radioastronomía by
Clifford M Will(
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6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The confrontation between general relativity and experiment : an update by
Clifford M Will(
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2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein estava certo? : colocando a relatividade geral à prova by
Clifford M Will(
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3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Portuguese and Greek, Modern and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in Portuguese and Greek, Modern and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoretical frameworks for testing relativistic gravity by
Kip S Thorne(
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3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einstein avaitil raison ? by
Clifford M Will(
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2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory and experiment in gravitational physics by
Clifford M Will(
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1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Séminaire Poincaré 20051 : Einstein, 19052005 : samedi 9 avril 2005 by Séminaire Poincaré(
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1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Etude d'effets relativistes en champ gravitationnel fort : simulations d'observations du centre galactique par l'instrument
GRAVITY by
Frédéric Vincent(
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2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thesis aims at simulating general relativistic effects in strong gravitational fields, in the vicinity of the Galactic central black hole, Sigattiirus A*, in order to determine the observable data that a distant observer would be allowed to obtain. I was first interested in determining the astrometric performance of the second generation Very Large Telescope Interferometer instrument, GRAVITY. My aim was to determine to what precision will this instrument be able to follow dynamical phenomena evolving close to the central black hole. I then developed a general relativistic raytracing code, GYOTO, that allows to compute the trajectories of particles in the vinicity of a black hole, and to compute the radiative transfer of the photons towards a distant observer. Beyond this capabilities, GYOTO allows to compute the trajectories of particles in nonanalytic metrics, computed numerically in the framework of 3+1 formalism of general relativity. I was then able to study the accretion structure surrounding the central black hole, assuming it is made of an ionized torus. I computed the image of the silhouette of this object, as well as its emitted spectrum. I thus shown that such an ionized torus is capable of reproducting the main observable characteristics of the synchrotron emission observed in the vinicity of Sagittatius A*. I have also studied a phenomenon that would allow to probe the vinicity of the compact object : the radiation occuring next to Sagittarius A*, that could be due to a hot spot of matter orbiting very close to the black hole. By simulating GRAVITY observations of such a phenomenon, I was able to constrain the inclination parameter of Sagittarius A*
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thesis aims at simulating general relativistic effects in strong gravitational fields, in the vicinity of the Galactic central black hole, Sigattiirus A*, in order to determine the observable data that a distant observer would be allowed to obtain. I was first interested in determining the astrometric performance of the second generation Very Large Telescope Interferometer instrument, GRAVITY. My aim was to determine to what precision will this instrument be able to follow dynamical phenomena evolving close to the central black hole. I then developed a general relativistic raytracing code, GYOTO, that allows to compute the trajectories of particles in the vinicity of a black hole, and to compute the radiative transfer of the photons towards a distant observer. Beyond this capabilities, GYOTO allows to compute the trajectories of particles in nonanalytic metrics, computed numerically in the framework of 3+1 formalism of general relativity. I was then able to study the accretion structure surrounding the central black hole, assuming it is made of an ionized torus. I computed the image of the silhouette of this object, as well as its emitted spectrum. I thus shown that such an ionized torus is capable of reproducting the main observable characteristics of the synchrotron emission observed in the vinicity of Sagittatius A*. I have also studied a phenomenon that would allow to probe the vinicity of the compact object : the radiation occuring next to Sagittarius A*, that could be due to a hot spot of matter orbiting very close to the black hole. By simulating GRAVITY observations of such a phenomenon, I was able to constrain the inclination parameter of Sagittarius A*
Marcia Bartusiak interviews conducted for her book "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," by
Marcia Bartusiak(
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in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of interviews conducted by Marcia Bartusiak for her book "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," published in 2000. The collection includes partial transcripts, as well as audio cassettes of most of the interviews. Interviewees are: Barry Barish, Peter Bender, Karsten Danzmann, Ronald Drever, Robert Eisenstein, Robert L. Forward, Adalberto Giazotto, Russell Hulse, Ken Libbrecht, Gary Sanders, Peter Saulson, Roland Schilling, David Shoemaker, R. Tucker Stebbins, Joseph Taylor, Kip Thorne, J. Anthony Tyson, Rochus (Robbie) Vogt, Joseph Weber, Rainer Weiss, John Archibald Wheeler, Clifford Will, Michael Zucker, and various Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory (LIGO) staff members
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of interviews conducted by Marcia Bartusiak for her book "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," published in 2000. The collection includes partial transcripts, as well as audio cassettes of most of the interviews. Interviewees are: Barry Barish, Peter Bender, Karsten Danzmann, Ronald Drever, Robert Eisenstein, Robert L. Forward, Adalberto Giazotto, Russell Hulse, Ken Libbrecht, Gary Sanders, Peter Saulson, Roland Schilling, David Shoemaker, R. Tucker Stebbins, Joseph Taylor, Kip Thorne, J. Anthony Tyson, Rochus (Robbie) Vogt, Joseph Weber, Rainer Weiss, John Archibald Wheeler, Clifford Will, Michael Zucker, and various Laser Interferometer GravitationalWave Observatory (LIGO) staff members
Ainshutain wa tadashikattaka(
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2 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Was Einstein right? : relativity on the firing line by
Clifford M Will(
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2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture given February 5, 2005, as part of the series, the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture given February 5, 2005, as part of the series, the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
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Artificial satellites in navigation Astrophysics Bender, P. L.(Peter Leopold), Black holes (Astronomy) Canada Einstein, Albert, Forward, Robert L General relativity (Physics) General relativity (Physics)Mathematics General relativity (Physics)Research Gravitation Gravitational waves GravitationResearch GravityMathematics Laser interferometers Neutron stars Physics Relativistic astrophysics Relativity (Physics) Scientists Shoemaker, David P Thorne, Kip S Time Tyson, J. Anthony United States Vogt, Rochus, Weber, J.(Joseph), Wheeler, John Archibald, Will, Clifford M.,
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Clifford Martin Will Canadees natuurkundige
Clifford Martin Will Canadian physicist
Clifford Martin Will canadisk fysiker
Clifford Martin Will físico canadiense
Clifford Martin Will kanadensisk fysiker
Clifford Martin Will kanadisk fysikar
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Uill, K.
Uill, K. 1946
Will, Clifford 1946
Will Clifford Martin
Will, Clifford Martin 1946
Клиффорд Мартин Уилл
Уилл, К 1946
Уилл Клиффорд М.
كليفورد مارتن ويل فيزيائي كندي
کلیفورد مارتن ویل فیزیکدان کانادایی
ウィル, クリフォード M.
ウイル, クリフォード・M
克利福德·威尔
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Spanish (8)
German (3)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (2)
Italian (2)
Greek, Modern (1)
Russian (1)
French (9)
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