General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 175–181 | Cite as

Orthonormal tetrads and the charged fluid in general relativity

  • G. G. Asgekar
  • T. H. Date
Research Articles


A space-time filled with the self-gravitating charged fluid with constant electric permitivity and constant magnetic permeability is investigated. On expressing the stress-energy tensor in terms of an orthonormal tetrad, the equations of motion and Maxwell equations are formulated. In case of the geodesic flow, the conditions for divergence-free electric and magnetic fields are obtained. It is shown that the space-time permeated by the charged fluid with the electric field orthogonal to the magnetic one is embedded in 5-dimensional flat class-one space-time if and only if the electromagnetic energy flux vector vanishes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Asgekar
    • 1
  • T. H. Date
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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