The general relativistic Poynting-Robertson effect.

The general relativistic version is developed for Robertson's discussion of the Poynting-Robertson effect that he based on special relativity and Newtonian gravity for point radiation sources like stars. The general relativistic model uses a test radiation field of photons in outward radial motion with zero angular momentum in the equatorial plane of the exterior Schwarzschild or Kerr spacetime.

Main Author: Bini, Donato.
Other Authors: Jantzen, Robert., Stella, Luigi.
Language: English
Published: 2009
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