Type of Document Dissertation Author Da Silva, Argenis Daniel URN etd-11062009-084659 Title Global Positioning System in Curved Space-Time and Other Applications of General Relativity Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department Physics & Astronomy Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Dowling, Jonathan Committee Chair Kurtz, Richard Committee Member Lehner, Luis Committee Member Pullin, Jorge Committee Member Morales, Jorge Dean's Representative Keywords
- GRAVITATIONAL COLLAPSE
Date of Defense 2009-06-23 Availability unrestricted AbstractIn this work, we present some applications of the theory of General Relativity. First, we
show a numerical scheme to account for relativistic effects in the Global Positioning System.
Then, a couple of applications of astrophysical interest are worked out. These are the study
of the gravitational collapse of stars and the dynamical evolution of a three-dimensional
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