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Investigation of symmetries and conserved charges in general relativity


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This thesis presents a series of results relating to conserved charges in general relativity. In particular, we give a general expression for a gravitational charge corresponding to a boost Killing vector. Further, we use Hamiltonian perturbative techniques to obtain generalizations of the first law of black hole mechanics pertaining to accelerated black holes, stationary Kaluza-Klein black holes and static Kaluza-Klein bubble spacetimes. Finally, we present a generalized Hamiltonian formulation of gravity adapted to a higher dimension splitting of spacetime, motivated by the physics of branes.

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Subject
Theoretical physics
Classification
0753: Theoretical physics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences, Black holes, Branes, Conserved charges, General relativity, Symmetries
Title
Investigation of symmetries and conserved charges in general relativity
Author
Ray, Sourya
Number of pages
114
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 69/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549915522
Advisor
Kastor, David; Traschen, Jennie
Committee member
Donoghue, John; Hajir, Farshid
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Physics
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3336966
ProQuest document ID
304567409
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304567409
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