Rotating Fields in General Relativity

Rotating Fields in General Relativity

by Islam Jamal Nazrul, Jamal Nazrul Islam


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Rotating Fields in General Relativity by Islam Jamal Nazrul, Jamal Nazrul Islam

The aim of this book is to introduce the reader to research work on a particular aspect of rotating fields in general relativity. The account begins with a short introduction to the relevant aspects of general relativity, written at a level accessible to a beginning graduate student in theoretical physics. There follows a detailed derivation of the Wehl-Lewis-Papapetrou form of the stationary axially symmetric metric. The Kerr and Tomimatsu-Sato forms of the rotating interior and exterior solutions of the Einstein equations are then discussed. The last three chapters of the book illustrate the applications of the theory to rotating neutral dust, rotating Einstein-Maxwell fields, and rotating charged dust. The author has drawn on his own research work to produce a timely discussion of this important area of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521113113
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/18/2009
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Einstein equations for a rotating metric and some classes of solutions; 3. The Kerr and Timimatsu-Sato solutions; 4. Rotating neutral dust; 5. rotating Einstein-Maxwell fields; 6. Rotating charged dust; Appendix; References; Index.

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