# Equations Of Motion In Relativistic Gravity (fundamental Theories Of Physics)

by Bernard Schutz /
2015 / English / PDF

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The present volume aims to be a comprehensive survey on the
derivation of the equations of motion, both in General Relativity
as well as in alternative gravity theories. The topics covered
range from the description of test bodies, to self-gravitating
(heavy) bodies, to current and future observations.

The present volume aims to be a comprehensive survey on the
derivation of the equations of motion, both in General Relativity
as well as in alternative gravity theories. The topics covered
range from the description of test bodies, to self-gravitating
(heavy) bodies, to current and future observations.
Emphasis is put on the coverage of various approximation methods
(e.g., multipolar, post-Newtonian, self-force methods) which are
extensively used in the context of the relativistic problem of
motion. Applications discussed in this volume range from the
motion of binary systems -- and the gravitational waves emitted
by such systems -- to observations of the galactic center. In
particular the impact of choices at a fundamental theoretical
level on the interpretation of experiments is highlighted.

Emphasis is put on the coverage of various approximation methods
(e.g., multipolar, post-Newtonian, self-force methods) which are
extensively used in the context of the relativistic problem of
motion. Applications discussed in this volume range from the
motion of binary systems -- and the gravitational waves emitted
by such systems -- to observations of the galactic center. In
particular the impact of choices at a fundamental theoretical
level on the interpretation of experiments is highlighted.
This book provides a broad and up-do-date status report, which
will not only be of value for the experts working in this field,
but also may serve as a guideline for students with background in
General Relativity who like to enter this field.

This book provides a broad and up-do-date status report, which
will not only be of value for the experts working in this field,
but also may serve as a guideline for students with background in
General Relativity who like to enter this field.