Gravitational radiation reaction on the motion of particles in general relativity
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We examine the problem of deducing the geodesic motion of test particles from Einstein's vacuum field equations and its extension to include gravitational radiation reaction. In the latter case we obtain an equation of motion for a particle which incorporates radiation reaction of the electrodynamical type, but due to shearing radiation, together with a mass-loss formula of the Bondi-Sachs type.
KeywordsRadiation General Relativity Field Equation Test Particle Gravitational Radiation
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