Controversies in the History of the Radiation Reaction problem in General Relativity
This paper examines the historical controversy over whether gravitationally bound systems, such as binary stars, experienced orbital damping due to the emission of gravitational radiation, focusing especially on the period of the 1950s, but also discussing the work of Einstein and Rosen in the 1930s on cylindrical gravitational waves and the later quadrupole formula controversy.
- Pub Date:
- April 1997
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 33 pages, Latex