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Qamar, Jawaid (1983) RELATIVISTIC GRAVITODYNAMIC AND FORCES. PhD thesis, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.



This work attempts to understand relativistic gravitation physics in terms of Newtonian ideas and extends some Newtonian results. Chapter 1 reviews the essential structures of the Newtonian and relativistic gravitodynamics. It is demonstrated that a formalism based on a relativistic generalisation of the Newtonian concept of ‘force’ (the N-force) leads to a useful description of gravitational fields. Chapter 2 gives a review of the algorithmic theory available for tidal force computations. It is shown that standard algorithms are unsuitable for developing a physically relevant formulation of N-forces. Chapter-3 develops a convenient operational procedure to analyse that tidal force and define the N-force. Some calculations are given for the charged-kerr geometry and certain special cases of it. Some entirely new features are obtained and their implications discussed. Chapter-4 extends the study to a relativistic analogue of the charged-kerr geometry and the Einstein lagrangian is explicitly displayed in terms of scalar potential. Chapter-5 summarises the results obtained and offers some suggestions for further research.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:relativistic gravitodynamic, newtonian ideas, gravitodynamics, gravitation theory, spacetime curvature, tidal force, charged-kerr geometry,
Subjects:Physical Sciences (f) > Physics(f1)
ID Code:837
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:27 Oct 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:03

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