Radiation reaction at 3.5 post-Newtonian order in effective field theory

  title={Radiation reaction at 3.5 post-Newtonian order in effective field theory},
  author={Chad R. Galley and Adam K. Leibovich},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We derive the radiation reaction forces on a compact binary inspiral through 3.5 order in the post-Newtonian expansion using the effective field theory approach. We utilize a recent formulation of Hamilton's variational principle that rigorously extends the usual Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms to dissipative systems, including the inspiral of a compact binary from the emission of gravitational waves. We find agreement with previous results, which thus provides a non-trivial… Expand

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