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Gravitational waves

Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (3rd 1999 Pasadena, Calif.)

Gravitational waves

Third Edoardo Amaldi Conference, Pasadena, California, 12-16 July 1999

by Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves (3rd 1999 Pasadena, Calif.)

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Published by American Institute of Physics in Melville, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gravitational waves -- Congresses.,
  • Gravitation -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementeditor Sydney Meshkov.
    GenreCongresses.
    SeriesAIP conference proceedings -- 523, AIP conference proceedings -- no. 523.
    ContributionsAmaldi, Edoardo., Meshkov, Sydney.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC179 .E46 1999
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 492 p. :
    Number of Pages492
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19142492M
    ISBN 101563969440
    LC Control Number00103506


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