In the following pages I describe the study of gamma-ray bursts. The original text is taken from a review paper I wrote, although I intend to tinker and add to the text in the future.
The following is an outline of the text. You can start with the introduction, and follow the text sequentially, or you can jump directly to any topic.
I thank my colleagues on the BATSE team and at UC San Diego for their assistance over the past 7 years. My research on gamma-ray bursts is supported by the CGRO Guest Investigator Program and by NASA contract NAS8-36081.