# Gravitational waves in general relativity, VII. Waves from axi-symmetric isolated system

@article{Bondi1962GravitationalWI, title={Gravitational waves in general relativity, VII. Waves from axi-symmetric isolated system}, author={Hermann Sir Bondi and M. G. J. Van der Burg and A. W. K. Metzner}, journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences}, year={1962}, volume={269}, pages={21 - 52} }

This paper is divided into four parts. In part A, some general considerations about gravitational radiation are followed by a treatment of the scalar wave equation in the manner later to be applied to Einstein’s field equations. In part B, a co-ordinate system is specified which is suitable for investigation of outgoing gravitational waves from an isolated axi-symmetric reflexion-symmetric system . The metric is expanded in negative powers of a suitably defined radial co-ordinate r, and the…

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