Accession Number:

AD0420865

Title:

NEWTONIAN EQUATIONS OF MOTION AND HARMONIC CONDITIONS IN THE THEORY OF GRAVITATION,

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1963-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The relation between Newtonian equations of motion and harmonic conditions in Einsteins theory of gravitation is examined. Assuming that a metric tensor can be represented in the form of a power series, it is proved that in order to obtain Newtonian equations of motion, it is necessary to use harmonic coordinate conditions of zero order. It is also proved that in Infelds method for deriving Newtonian equations of motion from the equations for the gravitational field, coordinate conditions are used, which not only contain harmonic conditions of zero order, but stronger ones. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE