Accession Number:

AD0260083

Title:

GEOMETRICAL AND PHYSICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE WEYL CONFORMAL CURVATURE TENSOR

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

KING'S COLL LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Weyl conformal curvature tensor of spacetime is interpreted geometrically in terms of the behaviour of congruences of null geodesics. The corresponding physical interpretation provides, in principle, a means for the measurement of physical components of the Weyl tensor with light rays alone, without the use of clocks or rigid rods.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Optics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE