# Einstein and Rayleigh

04 Dec 2018can you think of an intuitive explanation why the radiative power of a electric dipole is proportional to \(\omega^4\) but why that of a mass quadrupole is \(\omega^6\) for the emission of gravitational waves?

can you think of an intuitive explanation why the radiative power of a electric dipole is proportional to \(\omega^4\) but why that of a mass quadrupole is \(\omega^6\) for the emission of gravitational waves?