We have studied optical metrics via null geodesics and optical-mechanical formulation of classical mechanics, and described the geometry and optics of mechanical systems with drag dependent quadratically on velocity. Then we studied null geodesics as a central force system, deduced the related Binet's equation applied the analysis to other solutions of Einstein's equations in spherically symmetric spaces, paying special attention to the Tomimatsu-Sato metric. Finally, we examined the dualities between different systems arising from conformal transformations that preserve the Jacobi metric.
- Pub Date:
- March 2017
- Physics - General Physics
- This version contains heavily updated and expanded content compared to the previous version. This is a preliminary version. Comments are welcome. 30 pages