# Aichelburg-Sexl boost of an isolated source in general relativity

@article{CBarrabes2001AichelburgSexlBO, title={Aichelburg-Sexl boost of an isolated source in general relativity}, author={C.Barrabes and P. Hogan}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2001}, volume={64}, pages={044022} }

A study of the Aichelburg-Sexl boost of the Schwarzschild field is described in which the emphasis is placed on the field (curvature tensor) with the metric playing a secondary role. This is motivated by a description of the Coulomb field of a charged particle viewed by an observer whose speed relative to the charge approaches the speed of light. Our approach is exemplified by carrying out an Aichelburg-Sexl-type boost on the Weyl vacuum gravitational field due to an isolated axially symmetric… CONTINUE READING

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