Post-linear Schwarzschild solution in harmonic coordinates: Elimination of structure-dependent terms

  title={Post-linear Schwarzschild solution in harmonic coordinates: Elimination of structure-dependent terms},
  author={Sergei A. Klioner and Michael Soffel},
  journal={Physical Review D},
The paper deals with a special kind of problems that appear in solutions of Einstein's field equations for extended bodies: many structure-dependent terms appear in intermediate calculations that cancel exactly in virtue of the local equations of motion or can be eliminated by appropriate gauge transformations. For a single body at rest these problems are well understood for both the post-Newtonian and the post-Minkowskian cases. However, the situation is still unclear for approximations of… 
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