Editor’s Note R- and T-Regions in a Spacetime with a Spherically Symmetric Space

Abstract

Once there was a time when scientists were not pushed to publish instantly whatever they could in the leading journals. The ISI citation index (and the ISI itself) did not yet exist, so authors were free to choose where to submit their papers. As a result, brilliant papers were occasionally published in inconspicuous local journals where the authors assumed they naturally belonged. Still, somehow the most important results were able to find their way to public knowledge. Novikov’s paper reprinted in this issue is an example. Few people have had the chance to see it (which is one good reason to republish it), and yet most researchers in relativity have heard about the Novikov coordinates for the Schwarzschild solution. These coordinates were defined and discussed in the paper reprinted here. Some statements and results in the paper need to be related to the remaining literature. The starting point of the paper is the observation that for a general spherically symmetric metric: ds2 = a(t, r)dt2 + b(t, r)dtdr + c(t, r)dr2 + d(t, r)(dθ2 + sin2 θdφ2) (1)

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@inproceedings{Novikov2002EditorsNR, title={Editor’s Note R- and T-Regions in a Spacetime with a Spherically Symmetric Space}, author={Igor D . Novikov}, year={2002} }