
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 fourcomponent spinors, a spinor classification of empty spacetimes, 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 gravitationalneutrino 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