The Static Cylinder, Gyroscopes and the CMetric
Abstract
The physical meaning of the LeviCivita spacetime, for some "critical" values of the parameter σ, is discussed in the light of gedanken experiments performed with gyroscopes circumscribing the axis of symmetry. The fact that σ = 1/2 corresponds to flat space described from the point of view of an accelerated frame of reference, led us to incorporate the Cmetric into discussion. The interpretation of φ as an angle coordinate for any value of σ, appears to be the origin of difficulties.
 Publication:

General Relativity and Gravitation
 Pub Date:
 March 2001
 DOI:
 10.1023/A:1010296808194
 arXiv:
 arXiv:grqc/0010017
 Bibcode:
 2001GReGr..33..515H
 Keywords:

 LeviCivita spacetime;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 17 pages Latex, five figures. To appear in Gen.Rel.Grav