A geometric representation for visualizing relativistic length and time measurement

General relativity

Authors

  • Amir Entezam Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14331/ijfps.2011.330022

Keywords:

General relativity, elliptical objects, planetary orbits

Abstract

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.

 

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Author Biography

Amir Entezam, Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

REFERENCES

Black holes and time warps Einstein's outrageous legacy. Introduction to Special Relativity, 2nd ed. Wolfgang Rindler
GregorLNaber, The GeometryofMinkowski Space time Thorne, K. S. (1994). Black holes and time warps Einstein's outrageous legacy: WW Norton & Company.

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Published

2011-12-31

How to Cite

Entezam, A. . (2011). A geometric representation for visualizing relativistic length and time measurement: General relativity. International Journal of Fundamental Physical Sciences, 1(4), 91-94. https://doi.org/10.14331/ijfps.2011.330022

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES