Accession Number:

AD0683558

Title:

UNIFIED FIELD THEORY

Descriptive Note:

Research Communication no. 80

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS ADVANCED RESEARCH LABS HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A solution is given to the problem of constructing a unified theory of the gravitational and electromagnetic fields. The theory exhibits the following features 1 It is fully geometrical, the geometry being a special type of four-dimensional Riemannian space-time. 2 It is completely unified, all physical features i.e., all curvature being introduced via a quantity which transforms irreducibly under the coordinate transformations of general relativity. 3 The gravitational field and the electromagnetic field are inextricably linked, each being merely a different manifestation of the geometrical structure. 4 Charged particles move according to the Lorentz force law. 5 The energy density is everywhere nonnegative. 6 The field equations insure that the electrical current density is everywhere timelike and that charged particles have extended structures rather than point structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE