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dc.contributor.authorChicone, Carmen Charleseng
dc.contributor.authorMashhoon, Bahrameng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.descriptionhttp://arxiv.org/PS_cache/astro-ph/pdf/0502/0502560v2.pdfeng
dc.description.abstractImagine a swarm of free particles near a point P outside a gravitating mass M and a free reference particle at P that is on a radial escape trajectory away from M. Relative to this reference particle and in a Fermi normal coordinate system constructed along its worldline, the particles in the swarm that move along the radial direction and are ultrarelativistic (that is, they have speeds above c/sqrt(2)) decelerate toward this terminal speed. On the other hand, the swarm particles that are ultrarelativistic and move in directions normal to the radial (jet) directions accelerate to almost the speed of light by the gravitational tidal force of the mass M. The implications of these effects as well as the influence of the higher-order terms on the tidal acceleration mechanism are investigated. The observational evidence in support of these general relativistic effects is briefly discussed.eng
dc.identifier.citationarXiv:astro-ph/0502560v2eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8508eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherarXiveng
dc.relation.ispartofMathematics publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Mathematics.eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subject.lcshAstrophysicseng
dc.subject.lcshGeneral relativity (Physics)eng
dc.subject.lcshQuantum cosmologyeng
dc.titleA Gravitational Mechanism for the Acceleration of Ultrarelativistic Particleseng
dc.typeArticleeng


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