Variational priciples and hamiltonian formulation of spherical shell dynamics

Jerzy Kijowski, Giulio Magli, Daniele Malafarina

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Abstract

A general approach to the hamiltonian description of thin shells of matter in General Relativity is duscussed. The system composed of an ideal fluid self-gravitating spherical shell is then analyzed and its lagrangian and hamiltonian functions are derived from first principles. For this purpose the standard Hilbert action is modified by an appropriate surface term at spatial infinity. Known results for the spherical dust shell are then recovered as a special case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages2346-2348
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9812834265, 9789812834263
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
Event11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2006Jul 29 2006

Publication series

Name11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity

Other

Other11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2006
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/067/29/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Kijowski, J., Magli, G., & Malafarina, D. (2008). Variational priciples and hamiltonian formulation of spherical shell dynamics. In 11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity (pp. 2346-2348). (11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG11 Meeting on General Relativity). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789812834300_0407