Accession Number:

AD0269291

Title:

THEORY OF GRAVITATION AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD RESEARCH INST FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A rederivation of the Rainich theory by use of four-component spinors, a spinor classification of empty space-times, a study of static cylindrically symmetric solutions of the Rainich equations, and investigations concerning the initial value problem are presented. Also included was an attempt to write a set of equations involving only geometric quantities which would be equivalent to the gravitational-neutrino equations and a study of the gravitational field of a fastmoving mass. The imcompleteness of the Rainich theory as a physical theory is discussed and the implifications for future work is given. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE