Energy and momentum of cylindrical gravitational waves

  title={Energy and momentum of cylindrical gravitational waves},
  author={N. Rosen and K. S. Virbhadra},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
  • N. Rosen, K. S. Virbhadra
  • Published 1993
  • Physics
  • General Relativity and Gravitation
  • It was found manyyears ago that in cylindrical polar coordinates the energy and momentum densities of gravitational waves, calculated with the help of a pseudo-tensor, vanish. However, using cartesian coordinates, one finds them to be finite and reasonable. 
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