Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, Volume 110, Issue 4, pp 395–401 | Cite as

Does a gravitational wave propagate in the five-dimensional space-time with Kaluza-Klein monopole?



The behaviour of small perturbations around the Kaluza-Klein monopole in the five-dimensional space-time is investigated. The fact that the odd-parity gravitational wave does not propagate in the five-dimensional space-time with Kaluza-Klein monopole is found, provided that the gravitational wave is constant in the fifth direction.


03.40.Kf Waves and wave propagation: general mathematical aspects 


04.30 Gravitational waves and radiation: theory 


11.10.Kk Field theories in higher dimensions (e.g., Kaluza-Klein theories) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Abe
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics LaboratoryHokkaido University of EducationAsahikawaJapan

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