General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 26, Issue 12, pp 1177–1185

A geometric definition of mass


  • Gustavo González-Martin
    • Departamento de FísicaUniversidad Simon Bolivar

DOI: 10.1007/BF02106710

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González-Martin, G. Gen Relat Gravit (1994) 26: 1177. doi:10.1007/BF02106710


An invariant definition of mass is given, within the context of a geometric unified theory, in terms of the geometric connection and the matter current. This geometric mass corresponds to the concept of self energy and leads to the mass parameter in Dirac's equation.

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