A geometric representation for visualizing relativistic length and time measurement
Keywords:General relativity, elliptical objects, planetary orbits
The simplest solution to Einstein's field equations is the Schwarzschild solution. This solution is not able to describe any nonspherical shaped objects. Some stars and galaxies are ellipsoidal. Consequently, the gravitational field around these objects should be different in comparison with the spherical form. This paper is considering a new line element so that we are able to construct not only spherical objects but also we are able to explain an ellipsoidal object too. This new line element is more accurate and complete than the Schwarzschild line element. In this research, we see that the Schwarzschild line element and its solution is only a part of the whole work, which we have done. For more consideration, we applied this metric to an arbitrary object in the next step. Moreover, we used this line element for the solution of a planetary orbit of an ellipsoid planet by using Einstein’s field equations. These equations used for the exterior solution of an ellipsoidal celestial object.
How to Cite
Copyright (c) 2011 International Journal of Fundamental Physical Science
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.