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Title: Relativistic glider

Abstract

We present a purely relativistic effect according to which asymmetric oscillations of a quasirigid body slow down or accelerate its fall in a gravitational background.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Centro de Matematica, Computacao e Cognicao, Universidade Federal do ABC, 09210-170, Santo Andre, SP (Brazil)
  2. (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020329
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.081501; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASYMMETRY; COSMOLOGY; GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY; OSCILLATIONS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE

Citation Formats

Gueron, Eduardo, Mosna, Ricardo A., and Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Computacao Cientifica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6065, 13083-859, Campinas, SP. Relativistic glider. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.081501.
Gueron, Eduardo, Mosna, Ricardo A., & Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Computacao Cientifica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6065, 13083-859, Campinas, SP. Relativistic glider. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.081501.
Gueron, Eduardo, Mosna, Ricardo A., and Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Computacao Cientifica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6065, 13083-859, Campinas, SP. Sun . "Relativistic glider". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.081501.
@article{osti_21020329,
title = {Relativistic glider},
author = {Gueron, Eduardo and Mosna, Ricardo A. and Instituto de Matematica, Estatistica e Computacao Cientifica, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, C.P. 6065, 13083-859, Campinas, SP},
abstractNote = {We present a purely relativistic effect according to which asymmetric oscillations of a quasirigid body slow down or accelerate its fall in a gravitational background.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.081501},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 8,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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