Gravitational waves and gravitational memory

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2018
Korkmaz, Ali
We study the gravitational waves produced by compact binary systems in the linear regime of massless general relativity and calculate the gravitational memory produced by these waves on a detector.

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Citation Formats
A. Korkmaz, “Gravitational waves and gravitational memory,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.