General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 1493–1499

Letter: A Simple Criterion for Nonrotating Reference Frames

  • Peter Collas
  • David Klein


We prove a theorem that gives an easily verifiable necessary and sufficient condition for a reference frame with fixed spacelike coordinates to be nonrotating in the sense of Walker. Applications are discussed.

Nonrotating frames Fermi-Walker transport 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Collas
    • 1
  • David Klein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyCalifornia State University, NorthridgeNorthridge
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State University, NorthridgeNorthridge

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