# Solitons: Properties, Dynamics, Interactions, Applications

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But it is subject to the criticism that it doesn’t really teach us anything that we didn’t already know from Gleason’s theorem. A laser beam from a laser on the earth is bounced back to the earth by a corner reﬂector on the moon. (a) Engineers ﬁnd that the returned signal is stronger if the laser beam is initially spread out by the beam expander shown in ﬁgure 2.22. Prospective graduate students interested in working with Center faculty in areas of gravitational wave science should apply in the usual way to the relevant department.

Pages: 312

Publisher: Springer; 2000 edition (December 17, 1999)

ISBN: 0387988955

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