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Radiation and Boundary Conditions in the Theory of Gravitation

  title={Radiation and Boundary Conditions in the Theory of Gravitation},
  author={Andrzej Trautman},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • A. Trautman
  • Published 11 April 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
The Sommerfeld boundary conditions, applied to an asymptotically weak gravitational field, are shown to imply that the 1/r part of the curvature tensor of a space-time, satisfying the Einstein equations, is of type null in the Petrov classification and that there is then a flux of energy carried away by the outgoing gravitational wave. 

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