Autoparallel orbits in Kerr Brans-Dicke spacetimes


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Cebeci H., Dereli T., Tucker R.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D, cilt.13, ss.137-147, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1142/s0218271804004487
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.137-147

Özet

The bounded orbital motion of a massive spinless test particle in the background of a Kerr Brans-Dicke geometry is analysed in terms of worldlines that are auto-parallels of different metric compatible spacetime connections. In one case the connection is that of Levi-Civita with zero-torsion. In the second case the connection has torsion determined by the gradient of the Brans-Dicke background scalar field. The calculations permit one in principle to discriminate between these possibilities.