International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 9, pp 1627–1642 | Cite as

Energy-momentum complex in Møller's tetrad theory of gravitation

  • F. I. Mikhail
  • M. I. Wanas
  • Ahmed Hindawi
  • E. I. Lashin


Møller's tetrad theory of gravitation is examined with regard to the energymomentum complex. The energy-momentum complex as well as the superpotential associated with Møller's theory are derived. Møller's field equations are solved in the case of spherical symmetry. Twodifferent solutions, giving rise to thesame metric, are obtained. The energy associated with one solution is found to be twice the energy associated with the other. Some suggestions to get out of this inconsistency are discussed at the end of the paper.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Field Equation Spherical Symmetry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. I. Mikhail
    • 1
  • M. I. Wanas
    • 2
  • Ahmed Hindawi
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • E. I. Lashin
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Astronomy Department, Faculty of ScienceCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  3. 3.International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia
  5. 5.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  6. 6.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  7. 7.International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly

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