International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 562–575

Spinning Particles in Spacetimes with Torsion

  • Neophytos Messios

DOI: 10.1007/s10773-006-9146-8

Cite this article as:
Messios, N. Int J Theor Phys (2007) 46: 562. doi:10.1007/s10773-006-9146-8


A novel analysis of the Mathisson-Papapetrou-Dixon equations is presented employing mathematical tools that do not rely on the torsion free geometries used in previous literature. A system of differential algebraic equations that can be used to describe the motion of spinning particles in an arbitrary geometry is derived. The curvature in these equations can involve non-Riemannian contributions. Subsequently, this particular system of equations can accommodate modification to geodesic motion from both scalar fields and the spin of the particle.

Key Words

Gravityspinning particlesrelativistic dynamicstorsionBrans-Dicke

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neophytos Messios
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLancaster UniversityLancasterUK