Comments on gravitational radiation damping and energy loss in binary systems.
Abstract
It is argued that a formula for the energy loss due to gravitational radiation of bound systems such as binaries has not yet been derived either exactly or by means of a consistent approximation method within general relativity, a view which contradicts some widely accepted claims in the literature. The main approaches used to obtain such a formula are critically reviewed, and it is pointed out that the derivations presented so far either contain inconsistencies or are incomplete.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 September 1976
 DOI:
 10.1086/182236
 Bibcode:
 1976ApJ...208L..77E
 Keywords:

 Binary Stars;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Gravitational Waves;
 Stellar Gravitation;
 Iterative Solution;
 Relativity;
 Stellar Models;
 Astrophysics