General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 1197–1206

Letter: Frame Dragging Anomalies for Rotating Bodies


  • Peter Collas
    • Department of Physics and AstronomyCalifornia State University, Northridge
  • David Klein
    • Department of MathematicsCalifornia State University, Northridge

DOI: 10.1023/B:GERG.0000018286.98387.64

Cite this article as:
Collas, P. & Klein, D. General Relativity and Gravitation (2004) 36: 1197. doi:10.1023/B:GERG.0000018286.98387.64


Examples of axially symmetric solutions to Einstein's field equations are given that exhibit anomalous “negative frame dragging” in the sense that zero angular momentum test particles acquire angular velocities in the opposite direction of rotation from the source of the metric.

Frame dragging Kerr-Newman Bonnor van Stockum Brill-Cohen spacetimes

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