General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 11, pp 2549–2557

Letter: Causality Violating Geodesics in Bonnor's Rotating Dust Metric

  • Peter Collas
  • David Klein

DOI: 10.1023/B:GERG.0000046853.99745.e4

Cite this article as:
Collas, P. & Klein, D. General Relativity and Gravitation (2004) 36: 2549. doi:10.1023/B:GERG.0000046853.99745.e4


We exhibit timelike geodesic paths for a metric, introduced by Bonnor [11] and considered also by Steadman [13], and show that coordinate time runs backward along a portion of these geodesics.

causality violationsBonnor's rotating dust metric

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Collas
    • 1
  • David Klein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridge, NorthridgeCalifornia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State UniversityNorthridge, NorthridgeCalifornia