Test for the existence of gravitational radiation.
Abstract
Predictions are presented for the gravitationalradiationinduced decrease of the orbital period and eccentricity of the recently discovered radio pulsar in a binary system, in terms of the mass ratio and angle of inclination of the orbit. It is shown how measurements of the rotation of the periastron and the term of order (v/c)squared in the pulsar period variation would allow these two unknowns to be determined.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 March 1975
 DOI:
 10.1086/181745
 Bibcode:
 1975ApJ...196L..63W
 Keywords:

 Binary Stars;
 Gravitational Waves;
 Orbital Elements;
 Pulsars;
 Stellar Gravitation;
 Eccentric Orbits;
 Gravitation Theory;
 Mass Ratios;
 Relativity;
 Stellar Mass;
 Astrophysics