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Interaction of plane electromagnetic-gravitational waves

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The solution in the general theory of relativity of the problem of the interaction of plane electromagnetic-gravitational waves is derived in this paper by means of an electromagnetic generalization of the problem of the collision of plane gravitational pulses. It is shown that the interaction of waves leads to a physical singularity on a spacelike hypersurface.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 10, pp. 65–70, October, 1978.

In conclusion, the author thanks Professor D. D. Ivanenko for his comments.

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Panov, V.F. Interaction of plane electromagnetic-gravitational waves. Soviet Physics Journal 21, 1303–1307 (1978).

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  • General Theory
  • Physical Singularity
  • Electromagnetic Generalization
  • Spacelike Hypersurface
  • Gravitational Pulse