Accession Number : AD0269291

Title :   THEORY OF GRAVITATION AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : WITTEN,LOUIS

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A rederivation of the Rainich theory by use of four-component spinors, a spinor classification of empty space-times, a study of static cylindrically symmetric solutions of the Rainich equations, and investigations concerning the initial value problem are presented. Also included was an attempt to write a set of equations involving only geometric quantities which would be equivalent to the gravitational-neutrino equations and a study of the gravitational field of a fastmoving mass. The imcompleteness of the Rainich theory as a physical theory is discussed and the implifications for future work is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETISM, *GRAVITY, *RELATIVITY THEORY, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, ENERGY, NEUTRINOS, TENSOR ANALYSIS, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE