Is Electromagnetic Gravity Control Possible?
We study the interplay of Einstein's Gravitation (GR) and Maxwell's Electromagnetism, where the distribution of energymomentum is not presently known (The Feynman Lectures, Vol 2, Chapter 27, section 4). As Feynman himself stated, one might in principle use Einstein's equations of GR to find such a distribution. GR (born in 1915) presently uses the LeviCivita connection, LCC (the LCC was born two years after GR as a new concept, and not just as the preexisting Christoffel symbols that represent it). Around 1927, Einstein proposed for physics an alternative to the LCC that constitutes a far more sensible and powerful affine enrichment of metric Riemannian geometry. It is called teleparallelism (TP). Its Finslerian version (i.e. in the spacetimevelocity arena) permits an unequivocal identification of the EM field as a geometric quantity. This in turn permits one to identify a completely geometric set of Einstein equations from curvature equations. From their right hand side, one may obtain the actual distribution of EM energymomentum. It is consistent with Maxwell's equations, since these also are implied by the equations of structure of TP. We find that the sofarunknown terms in this distribution amount to a total differential and do not, therefore, alter the valuemore »
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 20632858
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 Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 699; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: STAIF 2004: 21. symposium on space nuclear power and propulsion: Human space exploration, space colonization, new frontiers and future concepts, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 811 Feb 2004; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.1649692; (c) 2004 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
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 United States
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 English
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 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CONFIGURATION CONTROL; DISTANCE; DISTRIBUTION; EINSTEIN FIELD EQUATIONS; ELECTROMAGNETISM; GENERAL RELATIVITY THEORY; GEOMETRY; GRAVITATION; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; MAXWELL EQUATIONS; SPACETIME