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Tipler Cylinder

  1. Sep 15, 2010 #1
    I was looking for a paper or textbook that would provide "working equations" for Tipler Cylinders. In other words, is there an equation(s) that would provide the light cone tilt angle as a function of the cylinder's diameter, height, density, and angular velocity?
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  3. Sep 16, 2010 #2


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    Can't find much online about the Tipler cylinder (also known as a van Stockum cylinder), though http://rampke.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/ba.pdf [Broken] for more mathematical details on the van Stockum solution, but it's not available free online for nonsubscribers...maybe someone with an academic affiliation could access it and see if has something relevant to the OP?)
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  4. Sep 16, 2010 #3
    Thanks JesseM. These are very usefull papers I was not aware of.
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