Curved space electrodynamics
Abstract
The properties of Maxwell's equations and their solutions in a curved spacetime background are treated. A number of calculations involving the production and propagation of electromagnetic waves in the Schwarzschild metric are presented. The power radiated from a radially vibrating neutron star is calculated and it was found that the radiation can be hypermissive. The fields surrounding and the power radiated by a slowly rotating neutron star with a frozenin magnetic dipole field, tilted with respect to the rotation axis are calculated, including the effects of spacetime curvature. Numerical results are found using power series which describe the behavior of electromagnetic fields exterior to a black hole or slowly rotating neutron star.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 May 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978PhDT........49K
 Keywords:

 Curvature;
 Electrodynamics;
 Electromagnetic Radiation;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Electromagnetic Fields;
 Electromagnetic Scattering;
 Neutron Stars;
 Numerical Analysis;
 Power Series;
 Wave Propagation;
 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics