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A. N. Petrov
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A. N. Petrov (Abstracts)
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  • The Dynamical Space-time as a Field Configuration in a Background Space-time (2008) [Updated 2 years ago]

    In this review paper, general relativity (GR) is presented in the field theoretical form, where gravitational field (metric perturbations) together with other physical fields are propagated in an auxiliary either curved, or flat background spacetime. Such a reformulation of GR is exact and equivalent to GR in the standard geometrical description. It is actively used for study of theoretical problems and in applications. Conserved currents are constructed on the basis of a symmetrical (with respect to a background metric) total energy-momentum tensor and are expressed through divergences of anti-symmetrical tensor densities (superpotentials). This form connects local properties of perturbations with the academic imagination on the quasi-local nature of the conserved quantities in GR. The gauge invariance is studied, its properties allow to consider the problem of non-localization of energy in GR in exact mathematical expressions. The Friedmann solution for a closed world and the Schwarzschild solution are presented as field configurations in Minkowski space, properties of which are analyzed. An original modification of the field formulation of GR is given by Babak and Grishchuk. Basing on this they have modified GR itself. The resulting theory includes \massive terms" describing spin-2 and spin-0 gravitons with non-zero masses. We present and discuss their results. It is shown that all the local weak-field predictions of the massive theory are in agreement with experimental data. Otherwise, the exact non-linear equations of the new theory eliminate the black hole event horizons and replace a permanent power-law expansion of the homogeneous isotropic universe with an oscillator behavior.


  • Some Properties of Galilean Transformation Equations (2004) [Updated 8 years ago]

    This paper gives detailed consideration to Galilean transformation equations. It shows that equations describing the change of wavelength for either sound or light can be derived directly from the Galilean transformation equations. It also shows that, at least in Galilean mechanics, two inertial reference frames, one linked to the source of waves and the other linked to the detector, are not equivalent.


  • The Michelson-Morley Experiment and Fresnel?s Hypothesis (2002) [Updated 2 years ago]

    This paper revises the theory of Michelson-Morley interferometer, exposing an error in the derivation of the formula for the propagation time of the light beam that moves perpendicular to the direction or Earth motion. It also shows that the Michelson-Morley null result can be fully explaned by the Fresnel formula for partial ether-drag. The Lorentz assumption of length contraction for one of the paths in the interferometer is redundant. So the Fresnel conept and the Lorentz concept are mutually exclusive, and therefore cannot be simultaneously present in a valid theory. The Fresnel concept is not at all denied by contemporary science, and is to be preferred. The elimination of the Lorentz concept might change our view of space and time.


  • Thermal Electromagnetic Wave Generator (1996) [Updated 8 years ago]