Angular Distribution of Gravitational Wave Radiation from Scattering by Two Point Particles

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This Demonstration shows the angular distribution of gravitational wave radiation from the scattering of two point particles. The angular pattern changes as the speed in the center of the mass frame changes from (nonrelativistic) to (relativistic) in the units of , the speed of light. The red line to the origin shows the direction of the incoming velocity. The blue line from the origin shows the direction of the velocity after the scattering.

Contributed by: Satya Mohapatra (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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[1] M. Maggiore, Gravitational Waves, New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.



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