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Propagation of Plane Gravitational Waves

: Dr. Frank Wang
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Under the condition of weak fields, Einstein's field equation of general relativity can be linearized. The metric perturbation of the flat Minkowski spacetime satisfies the wave equation, and its solution is similar to the solution for electromagnetic waves. This worksheet demonstrates the similarity and difference between electromagnetic waves, which are vector fields, and gravitational waves, which are tensor fields.

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Publish Date: July 09, 2017
Created In: Maple 2016
Language: English



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