KerrNewman metric
Abstract
The KerrNewman metric describes a very special rotating, charged mass and is the most general of the asymptotically flat stationary 'black hole' solutions to the EinsteinMaxwell equations of general relativity. We review the derivation of this metric from the ReissnerNordstrom solution by means of a complex transformation algorithm and provide a brief overview of its basic geometric properties. We also include some discussion of interpretive issues, related metrics, and higherdimensional analogues.
 Publication:

Scholarpedia
 Pub Date:
 2014
 DOI:
 10.4249/scholarpedia.31791
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1410.6626
 Bibcode:
 2014SchpJ...931791N
 Keywords:

 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 30 pages, 1 figure. v2: typos and some signs fixed