Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Relativity in Modern Physics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786399

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786399.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 March 2020

Gravitational radiation

Gravitational radiation

Chapter:
(p.551) 14 Gravitational radiation
Source:
Relativity in Modern Physics
Author(s):

Nathalie Deruelle

Jean-Philippe Uzan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0054

This chapter attempts to calculate the radiated energy of a source in the linear approximation of general relativity to infinity in the lowest order. For this, the chapter first expands the Einstein equations to quadratic order in metric perturbations. It reveals that the radiated energy is then given by the (second) quadrupole formula, which is the gravitational analog of the dipole formula in Maxwell theory. This formula is a priori valid only if the motion of the source is due to forces other than gravity. Finally, this chapter shows that, to prove this formula for the case of self-gravitating systems, the Einstein equations to quadratic order must be solved, and the radiative field in the post-linear approximation of general relativity obtained.

Keywords:   gravitational radiation, general relativity, Einstein equations, metric perturbations, radiated energy, quadrupole formula, self-gravitating systems, quadratic order

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .