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Price's power law

  1. Feb 28, 2009 #1
    In prices's theorem, the power law damping of the radiative tail can take the asymptotic form of-

    [tex]\delta m(v_1) \sim hv_1^{\ -p}[/tex]

    where [itex]\delta m[/itex] is the mass-energy of the radiation flux, [itex]v_1[/itex] is the null coordinate and [itex]p[/itex] determines the decay rate of the radiation (≥11 for gravitational radiation).

    [itex]h[/itex] is simply described as an 'arbitary constant', another paper suggests it might be '..a constant that depends on the geodesic’s constants of motion..'. Any suggestions as to what it might be?
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
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