Frame-dragging vortexes and tidal tendexes attached to colliding black holes: visualizing the curvature of spacetime.

@article{Owen2011FramedraggingVA,
  title={Frame-dragging vortexes and tidal tendexes attached to colliding black holes: visualizing the curvature of spacetime.},
  author={Robert Owen and Jeandrew Brink and Yanbei Chen and Jeffrey D. Kaplan and Geoffrey Lovelace and Keith D. Matthews and David A. Nichols and Mark A. Scheel and Fan Zhang and Aaron Samuel Zimmerman and Kip S. Thorne},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 15},
  pages={
          151101
        }
}
  • Robert Owen, Jeandrew Brink, +8 authors Kip S. Thorne
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • When one splits spacetime into space plus time, the spacetime curvature (Weyl tensor) gets split into an "electric" part E(jk) that describes tidal gravity and a "magnetic" part B(jk) that describes differential dragging of inertial frames. We introduce tools for visualizing B(jk) (frame-drag vortex lines, their vorticity, and vortexes) and E(jk) (tidal tendex lines, their tendicity, and tendexes) and also visualizations of a black-hole horizon's (scalar) vorticity and tendicity. We use these… CONTINUE READING

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