Dynamics of test particles and pointlike gyroscopes in the brane world and other 5D models

  title={Dynamics of test particles and pointlike gyroscopes in the brane world and other 5D models},
  author={Sanjeev S Seahra},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • S. Seahra
  • Published 8 April 2002
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
We study the dynamics of test particles and pointlike gyroscopes in 5D manifolds such as those used in the Randall-Sundrum brane world and noncompact Kaluza-Klein models. Our analysis is based on a covariant foliation of the manifold using $(3+1)$-dimensional spacetime slices orthogonal to the extra dimension, and is hence similar to the Arnowitt-Deser-Misner $3+1$ split in ordinary general relativity. We derive gauge invariant equations of motion for freely falling test particles in the 5D and… 

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