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Newtonian analogue of force and motion of a free particle in the gravitational field of Kerr-de Sitter space-time


In the first part of the paper the Newtonian analogue of force for the Kerr-de Sitter metric has been investigated. To the first-order of approximation, a component of the force vector corresponds to the Newtonian gravitational force and a cosmic force arising due to the cosmological constant A. Int the higher order of approximation, the relativistic correction terms due to rotation and the presence of A are obtained. In the second part of the paper the motion of a freely-falling body has been investigated. It is found that plane orbits are not possible. Also a radial fall is not possible and there is a rotational drag on the particle which has no Newtonian analogue.

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Singh, T., Srivastava, R.S. Newtonian analogue of force and motion of a free particle in the gravitational field of Kerr-de Sitter space-time. Astrophys Space Sci 139, 263–273 (1987).

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  • Gravitational Field
  • Correction Term
  • Gravitational Force
  • Force Vector
  • Free Particle