Accession Number : AD0278433

Title :   DIVERGENCE CONDITIONS AND THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELD EQUATIONS

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF

Personal Author(s) : PAGELS,HEINZ R.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : IT IS SHOWN THAT IN ADDITION TO THE FOUR DIVERGENCE LAWS T = 0, stress tensors satisfying the Einstein field equation must also satisfy the six additional divergence conditions (T - T ) = 0. Conversely under quite general assumptions these ten conditions on T dictate the metric-matter connection proposed by Einstein. In the spirit of Rainich theory the entire content of the gravitational field equations is expressed in terms of conditions on the stress tensor. (Author)

Descriptors :   ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE