, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 1783-1805

Spherically Symmetrical Models in General Relativity

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Abstract

The field equations of general relativity areapplied to pressure-free spherically symmetrical systemsof particles. The equations of motion are determinedwithout the use of approximations and are compared with the Newtonian equations. The total energyis found to be an important parameter, determining thegeometry of 3-space and the ratio of effectivegravitating to invariant mass. The Doppler shift isdiscussed and is found to contain both the velocity shiftand the Einstein shift combined in a rather complexexpression.