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VOL. 19 | 1989 A general theorem on gravitational metrics in prolate spheroidal coordinates


It is proved that all stationary and axially symmetric metrics that are rational in prolate-spheroidal coordinates have a simple canonical form. This follows directly from a theorem for 2 x 2 matrices with multinomial elements and has nothing to do with the field equations.


Published: 1 January 1989
First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2014

zbMATH: 0681.53048
MathSciNet: MR1020799

Rights: Copyright © 1989, Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Mathematical Sciences Institute, The Australian National University. This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Inquiries should be made to the publisher.


Vol. 19 • 1 January 1989
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