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.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Buy single article
Instant access to the full article PDF.
Price includes VAT for USA
Subscribe to journal
Immediate online access to all issues from 2019. Subscription will auto renew annually.
This is the net price. Taxes to be calculated in checkout.
P. Bell and P. Szekeres, GRG,5, 275 (1974).
K. A. Khan and R. Penrose, Nature,229, 185 (1971).
I. B. Griffiths, Phys. Lett.,A54, 269 (1975).
I. B. Griffiths, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen.,9, 1273 (1976).
V. Enss, Z. Naturforschg.,22a, 1361 (1967).
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.
About this article
Cite this article
Panov, V.F. Interaction of plane electromagnetic-gravitational waves. Soviet Physics Journal 21, 1303–1307 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00894250
- General Theory
- Physical Singularity
- Electromagnetic Generalization
- Spacelike Hypersurface
- Gravitational Pulse