by Alessandra Buonanno
Publisher: arXiv 2007
Number of pages: 50
Gravitational-wave (GW) science has entered a new era. Theoretically, the last years have been characterized by numerous major advances. These lectures are envisioned to be an introductory, basic course in gravitational-wave physics.
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