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Axial-Vector Torsion and the Teleparallel Kerr Spacetime

By J G Pereira, T Vargas and C M Zhang

Abstract

In the context of the teleparallel equivalent of general relativity, we obtain the tetrad and the torsion fields of the stationary axisymmetric Kerr spacetime. It is shown that, in the slow rotation and weak field approximations, the axial-vector torsion plays the role of the gravitomagnetic component of the gravitational field, and is thus the responsible for the Lense-Thirring effect

Topics: General Relativity and Cosmology
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:cds.cern.ch:487258
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