General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 25, Issue 11, pp 1185–1188 | Cite as

Robinson-Trautman equations and Chandrasekhar's special perturbation of the Schwarzschild metric

  • Guoying Qi
  • Bernard F. Schutz
Research Articles


A perturbation wave solution of the Robinson-Trautman equations is proved to be a perturbation of the Schwarzschild black hole which describes an outgoing axial gravitational wave and corresponds to a special case of Chandrasekhar's algebraically special perturbation of the Schwarzschild metric.


Black Hole Differential Geometry Wave Solution Gravitational Wave Perturbation Wave 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guoying Qi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard F. Schutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentLiaoning Normal UniversityDalianP.R. China

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