General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 257–274 | Cite as

On electromagnetic and gravitational waves in general relativity. I

  • S. R. Roy
  • V. N. Tripathi
Research Articles


In this paper the external field of a bounded source emitting electromagnetic and gravitational radiation has been considered. The field has been assumed to be axially symmetric as well as reflexion symmetric and that it tends to flatness at infinity. The form of the electromagnetic tensor which is in accordance with the classical harmonic electric dipole radiation has been assumed. It has been shown that the whole set of field equations falls into seven ‘main equations’ together with three supplementary conditions. These field equations have been solved by multipole expansion method and the corresponding Initial Value Problem has been discussed.


Radiation General Relativity Field Equation External Field Differential Geometry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Roy
    • 1
  • V. N. Tripathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi-5India

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