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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

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The two-body problem and radiative losses

The two-body problem and radiative losses

(p.562) 15 The two-body problem and radiative losses
Relativity in Modern Physics

Nathalie Deruelle

Jean-Philippe Uzan

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by finding the field created by compact objects in the post-linear approximation of general relativity. The second quadrupole formula is then completely proven. Next, the chapter finds the equations of motion of the bodies in the field which they create to second order in the perturbations, assuming that their velocities are small. It shows that, to correctly describe the radiation reaction at 2.5 PN order, it will prove necessary to iterate Einstein equations a third time. This leads the discussion to the equations of motion, which generalize to order 1/c5 the EIH equations of order 1/c⁲. Finally, the chapter studies the effect of the radiation reaction force on the sources, and shows that there is an energy balance at 2.5 PN order between the energy radiated to infinity and the mechanical energy lost by the system.

Keywords:   two-body problem, radiative losses, post-linear approximation, second quadrupole formula, equations of motion, radiation reaction, Einstein equations

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