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Transforms for the early Kerr metric

Abbott, Stephen (2021) Transforms for the early Kerr metric. UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The concept and usage of the word 'metric' within General Relativity is briefly described. The early work of Roy Kerr led to his original 1963 algebraic, rotating metric. This discovery and his subsequent recollection in 2008 are summarised as the motivation for this article. Computer algebra has confirmed that nominal transformations of this early metric can generate further natural algebraic metrics. The algebra is not abstract, nor advanced, and these metrics may have been overlooked for many years. The 1916 metric due to Schwarzschild misled Kerr into seeking a similar metric for rotation. The philosophy of astrophysics for Penrose, Hawking, Hoyle and others would have been very different with the natural metrics shown below.


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Abbott, Stephengawxmax@gmail.com0000-0002-7911-0784
Keywords: Quasars, Pulsars, AGNs, Gravitation, LIGO
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > History of Philosophy
Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Mr. Stephen Abbott
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 16:57
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 16:57
Item ID: 19718
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > History of Philosophy
Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 2021
Page Range: pp. 1-5
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19718

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