Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
An axially symmetric scalar field and teleparallelism
Physics Department, Art and Science Faculty, Dicle University, 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Art and Science, Middle East Technical University, 06531, Ankara, Turkey
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Published online: 6 February 2007
An axially symmetric scalar field is considered in teleparallel gravity. We calculate, respectively, the tensor, the vector and the axial-vector parts of torsion and energy, momentum and angular momentum in the ASSF. We find the vector parts are in the radial and directions, the axial-vector, momentum and angular momentum vanish identically, but the energy distribution is different from zero. The vanishing axial-vector part of torsion gives us the result that there occurs no deviation in the spherical symmetry of the spacetime. Consequently, there exists no inertia field with respect to a Dirac particle, and the spin vector of a Dirac particle becomes constant. The result for the energy is the same as obtained by Radinschi. Next, this work also (a) supports the viewpoint of Lessner that the Møller energy-momentum complex is a powerful concept for the energy-momentum, (b) sustains the importance of the energy-momentum definitions in the evaluation of the energy distribution of a given spacetime, and (c) supports the hypothesis by Cooperstock that the energy is confined to the region of non-vanishing energy-momentum tensor of the matter and all non-gravitational fields.
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