General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 269–281 | Cite as

TheC-metric withm = 0,e ≠ 0

  • W. B. Bonnor
Research Articles


TheC-metric with parametersm = 0,e ≠ 0 is transformed to Weyl form; the sources then appear as a spherical cap of chargee, and an uncharged semi-infinite line mass. Next, the Weyl metric is enlarged by a further transformation. The enlarged space-time has as its source two uniformly accelerated charged caps. In an appropriate approximation, the electromagnetic field components of this solution are identical to those of the Born solution of classical electrodynamics.


Electromagnetic Field Differential Geometry Field Component Classical Electrodynamic Line Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. Bonnor
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  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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