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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: September 2018

11 - Gravitational Radiation


We begin with a historical overview of the problem of motion and gravitational radiation in general relativity, and then describe the current status of gravitational wave detection, based upon laser interferometry and pulsar timing. We discuss the properties of gravitational waves in alternative theories of gravity, including their speed and polarization states. We discuss the general method for analysing the generation of gravitational waves, primarily in compact binary systems, and discuss the results for the gravitational waveform, energy and angular momentum flux, and gravitational radiation reaction in general relativity and scalar-tensor theories.

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Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics
  • Online ISBN: 9781316338612
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