Field theory on R×S3 topology. VI: Gravitation

M. Carmeli, S. Malin

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We extend to curved space-time the field theory on R×S3 topology in which field equations were obtained for scalar particles, spin one-half particles, the electromagnetic field of magnetic moments, an SU2 gauge theory, and a Schrödinger-type equation, as compared to ordinary field equations that are formulated on a Minkowskian metric. The theory obtained is an angular-momentum representation of gravitation. Gravitational field equations are presented and compared to the Einstein field equations, and the mathematical and physical similarity and differences between them are pointed out. The problem of motion is discussed, and the equations of motion of a rigid body are developed and given explicitly. One result which is worth emphazing is that while general relativity theory yields Newton's law of motion in the lowest approximation, our theory gives Euler's equations of motion for a rigid body in its lowest approximation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-417
Number of pages11
JournalFoundations of Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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