International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 611–741 | Cite as

The nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein (Jordan-Thiry) theory in the electromagnetic case

  • M. W. Kalinowski


We present the nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein and Jordan-Thiry theories as interesting propositions of physics in higher dimensions. We consider the five-dimensional (electromagnetic) case. The work is devoted to a five-dimensional unification of the NGT (nonsymmetric theory of gravitation), electromagnetism, and scalar forces in a Jordan-Thiry manner. We find “interference effects” between gravitational and electromagnetic fields which appear to be due to the skew-symmetric part of the metric. Our unification, called the nonsymmetric Jordan-Thiry theory, becomes the classical Jordan-Thiry theory if the skew-symmetric part of the metric is zero. It becomes the classical Kaluza-Klein theory if the scalar fieldρ=1 (Kaluza's Ansatz). We also deal with material sources in the nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein theory for the electromagnetic case. We consider phenomenological sources with a nonzero fermion current, a nonzero electric current, and a nonzero spin density tensor. From the Palatini variational principle we find equations for the gravitational and electromagnetic fields. We also consider the geodetic equations in the theory and the equation of motion for charged test particles. We consider some numerical predictions of the nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein theory with nonzero (and with zero) material sources. We prove that they do not contradict any experimental data for the solar system and on the surface of a neutron star. We deal also with spin sources in the nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein theory. We find an exact, static, spherically symmetric solution in the nonsymmetric Kaluza-Klein theory in the electromagnetic case. This solution has the remarkable property of describing “mass without mass” and “charge without charge.” We examine its properties and a physical interpretation. We consider a linear version of the theory, finding the electromagnetic Lagrangian up to the second order of approximation with respect toh μv =g μv n μv . We prove that in the zeroth and first orders of approximation there is no skewonoton interaction. We deal also with the Lagrangian for the scalar field (connected to the “gravitational constant”). We prove that in the zeroth and first orders of approximation the Lagrangian vanishes.


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  • M. W. Kalinowski
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoritical PhysicsWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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