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Relativity in Astrometry, Celestial Mechanics and Geodesy by Michael H. Soffel

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Published by Springer Berlin Heidelberg in Berlin, Heidelberg .
Written in English


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This monograph aims to provide the community of people involved in the establishment or use of highly precise spatial-temporal reference frames on earth or in space or interested in the dynamics of gravitationally interacting bodies, with a useful background of general relativity. General relativity is described in not-too-technical language as an integral part of ordinary classical physics and applied to such practical problems as clock synchronization, laser ranging to satellites or reflectors on the Moon, and very long base line interferometry. The present status of measuring techniques and levels of accuracy in the field are reviewed and it is shown how relativity enters the theoretical analysis of measuring data.

Edition Notes

Statementby Michael H. Soffel
SeriesAstronomy and Astrophysics Library, 0941-7834, Astronomy and astrophysics library
LC ClassificationsQC178
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] /
Pagination1 online resource (XIV, 208 pages 32 illustrations).
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27085163M
ISBN 103642734065
ISBN 109783642734069

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