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Investigation of symmetries and conserved charges in general relativity


2008 2008

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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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