Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 28, Issue 7, pp 601–604

Addition oe the Pirani condition to the Mathisson-Papapetrou equations in a Schwarzschild field

  • R. M. Plyatsko
Physics of Elementary Particles and Field Theory

DOI: 10.1007/BF00896195

Cite this article as:
Plyatsko, R.M. Soviet Physics Journal (1985) 28: 601. doi:10.1007/BF00896195


Relations are obtained that allow us to distinguish a unique center of mass of a rotating test body as it moves in the equatorial plane of a Schwarzschild field. This center of mass can be thought of as the instantaneous analog of the classical center of mass.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Plyatsko
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied Problems of Mechanics and MathematicsAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRUkraine

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