Post-Newtonian Theory for the Common Reader
by Eric Poisson
Publisher: University of Guelph 2007
Number of pages: 174
From the table of contents: Preliminaries; Integration techniques; First post-Minkowskian approximation; Second post-Minkowskian approximation; Equations of motion; Gravitational waves; Energy radiated and radiation reaction.
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