On the Construction of Global Models Describing Rotating Bodies; Uniqueness of the Exterior Gravitational Field
Abstract
The problem of constructing global models describing isolated axially symmetric rotating bodies in equilibrium is analyzed. It is claimed that, whenever the global spacetime is constructed by giving boundary data on the limiting surface of the body and integrating Einstein's equations on both inside and outside the body, the problem becomes overdetermined. Similarly, when the spacetime describing the interior of the body is explicitly given, the problem of finding the exterior vacuum solution becomes overdetermined. We discuss in detail the procedure to be followed in order to construct the exterior vacuum field created by a given but arbitrary distribution of matter. Finally, the uniqueness of the exterior vacuum gravitational field is proven by exploiting the harmonic map formulation of the vacuum equations and the boundary conditions prescribed from the matching.
 Publication:

Modern Physics Letters A
 Pub Date:
 1998
 DOI:
 10.1142/S0217732398001583
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/9806094
 Bibcode:
 1998MPLA...13.1509M
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 Latex, 10 pages, no figures