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Title: Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity

Abstract

The metric coefficients g/sub 00/ and g/sub 11/ of both the Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstroem metrics satisfy the relation g/sub 00/g/sub 11/ = -1. A coordinate-independent statement of this relation using the eigenvalues of the Einstein tensor is given. By considering the relation between the metric coefficients to be valid inside a charged perfect-fluid distribution, it is shown that the mass-energy density and the pressure of the distribution are of electromagnetic origin. In the absence of charge, however, there exists no interior solution. A particular solution which confirms the same and matches smoothly with the exterior Reissner-Nordstroem metric is obtained. This solution represents a charged particle whose mass is entirely of electromagnetic origin.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302, West Bengal, India
OSTI Identifier:
6649357
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6649357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev. D; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; CHARGE DENSITY; CHARGED PARTICLES; EIGENVALUES; EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS; ENERGY-MOMENTUM TENSOR; SCHWARZSCHILD METRIC; EQUATIONS; FIELD EQUATIONS; FIELD THEORIES; METRICS; TENSORS 645400* -- High Energy Physics-- Field Theory; 657003 -- Theoretical & Mathematical Physics-- Relativity & Gravitation

Citation Formats

Tiwari, R.N., Rao, J.R., and Kanakamedala, R.R. Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.30.489.
Tiwari, R.N., Rao, J.R., & Kanakamedala, R.R. Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.30.489.
Tiwari, R.N., Rao, J.R., and Kanakamedala, R.R. Sun . "Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.30.489.
@article{osti_6649357,
title = {Electromagnetic mass models in general relativity},
author = {Tiwari, R.N. and Rao, J.R. and Kanakamedala, R.R.},
abstractNote = {The metric coefficients g/sub 00/ and g/sub 11/ of both the Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordstroem metrics satisfy the relation g/sub 00/g/sub 11/ = -1. A coordinate-independent statement of this relation using the eigenvalues of the Einstein tensor is given. By considering the relation between the metric coefficients to be valid inside a charged perfect-fluid distribution, it is shown that the mass-energy density and the pressure of the distribution are of electromagnetic origin. In the absence of charge, however, there exists no interior solution. A particular solution which confirms the same and matches smoothly with the exterior Reissner-Nordstroem metric is obtained. This solution represents a charged particle whose mass is entirely of electromagnetic origin.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.30.489},
journal = {Phys. Rev. D; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 30:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {7}
}