Accession Number : AD0773179

Title :   Studies in Gravitational Theory.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 69-31 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Goldberg,Joshua N.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The research described in the report is concerned with the Newman-Penrose constants, conservation laws, equations of motion, and quantization of general relativity. In most of these topics the use of null coordinates plays an essential role. Quantization is discussed in terms of null surfaces and in terms of space-like surfaces. The introduction of twistors is presented at length and their possible relationship to a quantum theory of gravitation is discussed briefly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gravity, *Relativity theory, Quantum theory, Equations of motion, Vector spaces

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE