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Gravitational Field of a Spinning Mass as an Example of Algebraically Special Metrics

Phys. Rev. Lett. 11, 237 – Published 1 September 1963
Roy P. Kerr


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.11.237

  • Received 26 July 1963
  • Published in the issue dated 1 September 1963

© 1963 The American Physical Society

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Roy P. Kerr

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Aerospace Research Laboratories, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

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