Date of Award

1993

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Glass, E. N.,

Keywords

Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Taub numbers are studied as a set of tensorial conservation laws derivable from curves of solutions to the vacuum Einstein equations. A formulation for Taub numbers of all orders is provided as well as a derivation of the Xanthopoulos theorem. Taub numbers are computed for the Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions viewed as perturbations of Minkowski spacetime and the Schwarzschild solution. They are found to give a measure of the mass and angular momentum and are free of the factor of 2 anomaly associated with the Komar numbers. Taub numbers are also computed for the stationary perturbations of the Schwarzschild solution.Dept. of Physics. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1993 .N334. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 54-09, Section: B, page: 4726. Adviser: E. N. Glass. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1993.

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