General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 1493–1499

Letter: A Simple Criterion for Nonrotating Reference Frames


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

DOI: 10.1023/B:GERG.0000022585.68675.38

Cite this article as:
Collas, P. & Klein, D. General Relativity and Gravitation (2004) 36: 1493. doi:10.1023/B:GERG.0000022585.68675.38


We prove a theorem that gives an easily verifiable necessary and sufficient condition for a reference frame with fixed spacelike coordinates to be nonrotating in the sense of Walker. Applications are discussed.

Nonrotating framesFermi-Walker transport

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