[0803.0390] Gravitational induction

Authors: Donato Bini, Christian Cherubini, Carmen Chicone, Bahram Mashhoon

Date: 4 Mar 2008

Abstract: We study the linear post-Newtonian approximation to general relativity known as gravitoelectromagnetism (GEM); in particular, we examine the similarities and differences between GEM and electrodynamics. Notwithstanding some significant differences between them, we find that a special nonstationary metric in GEM can be employed to show {\it explicitly} that it is possible to introduce gravitational induction within GEM in close analogy with Faraday's law of induction and Lenz's law in electrodynamics. Some of the physical implications of gravitational induction are briefly discussed.

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Mar 04, 2008

0803.0390 (/preprints)
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