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The third post‐Newtonian approximation

H. Asada, T. Futamase and P. A. Hogan

in Equations of Motion in General Relativity

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584109
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191723421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584109.003.0003

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

The third post‐Newtonian approximation

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The final form of the 3 PN equations is obtained. Technical points relating the free choice of dipole moments and the removal of logarithmic terms are examined. Special properties of the equations are listed and some comparisons with, and observations of, alternative approaches are given.

Keywords: super‐potentials; surface integrals; mass‐energy relation; momentum‐velocity relation

Chapter.  13709 words. 

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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