The generation of gravitational waves. III. Derivation of bremsstrahlung formulae.
Abstract
Formulas are derived describing the gravitational waves produced by a stellar encounter of the following type. The two stars have stationary (i.e., nonpulsating) nearly Newtonian structures with arbitrary relative masses; they fly past each other with an arbitrary relative velocity; and their impact parameter is sufficiently large that they gravitationally deflect each other through an angle that is small as compared with 90 deg.
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 October 1977
 DOI:
 10.1086/155576
 Bibcode:
 1977ApJ...217..252K
 Keywords:

 Bremsstrahlung;
 Celestial Mechanics;
 Collision Parameters;
 Field Theory (Physics);
 Gravitational Waves;
 Stellar Motions;
 Gravitational Fields;
 Integral Equations;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Relativistic Velocity;
 SpaceTime Functions;
 Tensor Analysis;
 Trajectory Analysis;
 Astrophysics