Accession Number:

AD0636507

Title:

RESEARCH PROGRAM IN RELATIVITY PHYSICS.

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept.

Corporate Author:

KING'S COLL UNIV OF LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

478.0

Abstract:

1 Gravitational radiation. In this field a massive advance can be reported. A full understanding of the asymptotic character of space-time far from the source of the radiation was obtained. With this has come a complete understanding of the initial value problem, with conditions set on a forward light-cone. Understanding of the nature of infinity in this field was materially advanced by using methods akin to those of projective geometry. 2 Epistomological foundations. Comparison of associated theories greatly clarified understanding of the distinguishing features of general relativity. 3 High gravitational potentials. The maximum red shift that can occur on the surface of a static sphere is now fully understood in relation to the physical conditions prescribed for the interior. 4 Slowly changing fields. A start was on the understanding of the significance of the conservation laws in slowly changing systems, and the way is beginning to be open for a full understanding of energy transfer in such cases. 5 Special solutions. A good deal of understanding was gained of a number of special solutions, e.g. some relating to those discovered by Harrison, to rotating bodies, to space-times associated with bounded empty regions, etc. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE