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The Reissner-Nordström metric
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A brief review of special and general relativity including some classical electrodynamics is given. We then present a detailed derivation of the Reissner-Nordström metric. The derivation is done by solving the Einstein-Maxwell equations for a spherically symmetric electrically charged body. The physics of this spacetime is then studied. This includes gravitational time dilation and redshift, equations of motion for both massive and massless non-charged particles derived from the geodesic equation and equations of motion for a massive charged particle derived with lagrangian formalism. Finally, a quick discussion of the properties of a Reissner-Nordström black hole is given.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
National Category
Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118337OAI: diva2:912393
Subject / course
Fysik C - Examensarbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Physics and Applied Mathematics
Available from: 2016-03-16 Created: 2016-03-16 Last updated: 2016-03-16Bibliographically approved

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