Geodesics in spacetimes with expanding impulsive gravitational waves

Jiri Podolsky, Roland Steinbauer

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Abstract

We study geodesic motion in expanding spherical impulsive gravitational waves propagating in a Minkowski background. Employing the continuous form of the metric we find and examine a large family of geometrically preferred geodesics. For the special class of axially symmetric spacetimes with the spherical impulse generated by a snapping cosmic string we give a detailed physical interpretation of the motion of test particles. Π2003 The American Physical Society.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seitenumfang12
FachzeitschriftPhysical Review D
Jahrgang67
Ausgabenummer6
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2003

ÖFOS 2012

  • 103019 Mathematische Physik
  • 103028 Relativitätstheorie

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