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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 is it advanced, however, these metrics 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 and others would have been very different had they used the two lost metrics.


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Abbott, Stephengawxmax@gmail.com0000-0002-7911-0784
Keywords: pulsar, neutron star, dwarf star, white dwarf, red dwarf, quasar, Seyfert galaxy, SMBH, AGN, algebraic metric, natural metric, separation formula, spacetime interval, proper time, metric tensor
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: Mr. Stephen Abbott
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 04:58
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 04:58
Item ID: 19991
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Astrophysics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Date: 6 December 2021
Page Range: pp. 1-5
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19991

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