Response to Fackerell's Article
Abstract
E. D. Fackerell claims: 1) that Alley and Yilmaz treatment of parallel slabs in general relativity is wrong because the Yilmaz metric used is not a solution of the field equations of general relativity; 2) he also claims that the correct treatment of the parallel slab problem in general relativity must be based on the socalled Taub metric. We show below that both of Fackerell's claims are false. His first claim is based on his failure to distinguish the matterfree regions and the regions with matter. His second claim is based on his failure to recognize that for the Taub metric the lefthand side, hence also the righthand side of the field equations, are identically zero everywhere. Thus no material systems can be treated via the Taub metric.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 August 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0008040
 Bibcode:
 2000gr.qc.....8040A
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 10 pages, LaTeX