
Abstract 
1 
Introduction 

1.1 
Gravitationalwave generation formalisms 

1.2 
Problem
posed by compact binary systems 

1.3 
PostNewtonian equations
of motion and radiation 
Part A: PostNewtonian Sources 
2 
Einstein’s Field Equations 
3 
Linearized
Vacuum Equations 
4 
Nonlinear Iteration of the Field Equations 

4.1 
The
postMinkowskian solution 

4.2 
Generality of the solution 

4.3 
Nearzone and
farzone structures 

4.4 
The radiative multipole moments 
5 
Exterior Field of
a PostNewtonian Source 

5.1 
The matching equation 

5.2 
General expression
of the multipole expansion 

5.3 
Equivalence with the WillWiseman
formalism 

5.4 
The source multipole moments 
6 
Nonlinear Multipole
Interactions 
7 
The Third PostNewtonian Metric 
Part B: Compact Binary Systems 
8 
Hadamard SelfField
Regularization 

8.1 
Definitions 

8.2 
Regularization ambiguities 
9 
Newtonianlike
Equations of Motion 

9.1 
The 3PN accelerations and energy 

9.2 
Lagrangian
and Hamiltonian formulations 

9.3 
Equations of motion for circular
orbits 
10 
Gravitational Waves from Compact Binaries 

10.1 
The binary’s
multipole moments 

10.2 
Contribution of wave tails 

10.3 
Orbital phase
evolution 

10.4 
The two polarization waveforms 
11 
Acknowledgments 

References 

Footnotes 

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