Thorne, Kip S. (1975) A toroidal solution of the vacuum Einstein field equations. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16 (9). pp. 1860-1865. ISSN 0022-2488. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:THOjmp75
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This paper presents a new solution to the vacuum Einstein field equations for the static external gravitational field of a toroidal singularity. This solution is unique among known toroidal solutions in that the singularity is locally cylindrically symmetric; near it the spacetime geometry becomes that of an infinite line mass ("Levi-Civita metric").
|Additional Information:||© 1975 American Institute of Physics. Received 6 May 1975. For helpful discussions I wish to thank Dieter Brill, Achilles Papapetrou, and John A. Wheeler.|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||10 Jun 2008|
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