Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Physics and Astronomy
In 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 Einstein-Klein-Gordon field.
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Da Silva, Argenis Daniel, "Global Positioning System in Curved Space-Time and Other Applications of General Relativity" (2009). LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 1137.