• Dynamics of Relativistic Flows 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram; Punsly, Brian, 1956- (arXiv, 2004-05)
    Dynamics of relativistic outflows along the rotation axis of a Kerr black hole is investigated using a simple model that takes into account the relativistic tidal force of the central source as well as the Lorentz force ...
  • Relativistic motion of spinning particles in a gravitational field 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram; Punsly, Brian, 1956- (arXiv, 2005-05)
    The relative motion of a classical relativistic spinning test particle is studied with respect to a nearby free test particle in the gravitational field of a rotating source. The effects of the spincurvature coupling force ...
  • Tidal acceleration of ultrarelativistic particles 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (EDP Sciences, 2005-05)
    We investigate the motion of free relativistic particles relative to the ambient medium around a gravitationally collapsed system. If the relative speed exceeds a critical value given by c/√2, the gravitational tidal ...
  • Tidal dynamics in Kerr spacetime 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (Institute of Physics, 2006-05)
    The motion of free nearby test particles relative to a stable equatorial circular geodesic orbit about a Kerr source is investigated. It is shown that the nonlinear generalized Jacobi equation can be transformed in this ...
  • Ultrarelativistic motion: inertial and tidal effects in Fermi coordinates 

    Chicone, Carmen Charles; Mashhoon, Bahram (Institute of Physics, 2004-12)
    Fermi coordinates are the natural generalization of inertial Cartesian coordinates to accelerated systems and gravitational fields. We study themotion of ultrarelativistic particles and light rays in Fermi coordinates ...