Slow rotation in the bimetric theory of gravitation
Abstract
The equations describing the moment of inertia and the dragging of inertial frames of slowly rotating neutron stars are derived according to Rosen's bimetric theory of gravitation. Numerical calculations of the properties of neutron stars according to the bimetric theory and general relativity were made using several equations of state. The general trend found is that in the bimetric theory neutron stars with a given mass induce a smaller dragging of inertial frames than in general relativity. The moment of inertia of lowmass stars also is smaller in the bimetric theory. For highmass stars, however, the moment of inertia is found to be larger in the bimetric theory.
 Publication:

General Relativity and Gravitation
 Pub Date:
 March 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979GReGr..10..343V
 Keywords:

 Drag;
 Gravitation Theory;
 Moments Of Inertia;
 Neutron Stars;
 Stellar Rotation;
 Angular Velocity;
 Differential Equations;
 Equations Of State;
 Astrophysics