Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 179, Issue 2, pp 275–283

The spherically-symmetrical trajectories of spin particles in the Schwarzschild field


  • K. Svirskas
    • Vilnius Pedagogical Institute
  • K. Pyragas
    • Vilnius Pedagogical Institute

DOI: 10.1007/BF00646947

Cite this article as:
Svirskas, K. & Pyragas, K. Astrophys Space Sci (1991) 179: 275. doi:10.1007/BF00646947


The motion of spin particles in the Schwarzschild field is examined in this paper. It is shown that Mathisson-Papapetrou equations under additional conditions\(\mathop L\limits_j {\text{ }}S^{\alpha \beta } {\text{ = }}0\), where\(\mathop L\limits_j\) is the Lie derivative of the Killing vector ξ j , permit only radial motion, motion in the equatorial plane and in the equilibrium points. All these types of motion are considered more in detail.

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