The Curvature Function in General Relativity

Graham Stanley Hall, L. Macnay

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Abstract

A function, here called the curvature function, is defined and which is constructed explicitly from the type ( 0, 4) curvature tensor. Although such a function may be defined for any manifold admitting a metric, attention is here concentrated on this function on a spacetime. Some properties of this function are explored and compared with a previous discussion of it given by Petrov.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5897-5905
Number of pages8
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • SECTIONAL CURVATURE
  • SPACE-TIME
  • CLASSIFICATION

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