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Spinning fluids in general relativityGeneral relativity field equations are employed to examine a continuous medium with internal spin. A variational principle formerly applied in the special relativity case is extended to the general relativity case, using a tetrad to express the spin density and the four-velocity of the fluid. An energy-momentum tensor is subsequently defined for a spinning fluid. The equations of motion of the fluid are suggested to be useful in analytical studies of galaxies, for anisotropic Bianchi universes, and for turbulent eddies.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Ray, J. R.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Sciences Laboratory, Huntsville, AL; Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States)
Smalley, L. L.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Sciences Laboratory; Alabama, University, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
November 15, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Physical Review D - Particles and Fields
Subject Category
Physics (General)
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