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Author Jiang, C. ♦ Lin, W.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Applied and Technical Physics ♦ Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics ♦ Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity ♦ Condensed Matter Physics ♦ Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Abstract We calculate the perihelion precession of a test particle in the Edditington-Robertson parameterized metric via the rate of change of the Runge-Lenz vector. It is shown that the calculation results are the same as in the standard, isotropic and harmonic coordinates. These results provide concrete illustrations of the covariances of general relativity. In addition, we find some typos in the derivation of the perihelion precession via the Runge-Lenz vector in Weinberg's classic general relativity textbook, and this finding might also be useful for the beginners who are reading the textbook.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-03-26
Publisher Place Berlin, Heidelberg
e-ISSN 21905444
Journal The European Physical Journal Plus
Volume Number 129
Issue Number 3
Page Count 6
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 6


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