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De/re-constructing the Kerr metric

Deser, S. and Franklin, J. (2010) De/re-constructing the Kerr metric. General Relativity and Gravitation, 42 (11). pp. 2657-2662. ISSN 0001-7701. doi:10.1007/s10714-010-1002-8.

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We derive the Kerr solution in a pedagogically transparent way, using physical symmetry and gauge arguments to reduce the candidate metric to just two unknowns. The resulting field equations are then easy to obtain, and solve. Separately, we transform the Kerr metric to Schwarzschild frame to exhibit its limits in that familiar setting.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Received: 11 February 2010; Accepted: 5 May 2010; Published online: 16 May 2010. We thank Matt Visser for useful correspondence. SD acknowledges support from Grants NSF PHY 07-57190 and DOE DE-FG02-164 92ER40701.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG02-16492ER40701
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Official Citation:Deser, S. & Franklin, J. Gen Relativ Gravit (2010) 42: 2657. doi:10.1007/s10714-010-1002-8
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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