Cylindrically symmetric Brans-Dicke-Maxwell solutions

Baykal A., Delice Ö.

GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION, cilt.41, sa.2, ss.267-285, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10714-008-0667-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.267-285


We investigate cylindrically symmetric vacuum solutions with both null and non-null electromagnetic fields in the framework of the Brans-Dicke theory and compare these solutions with some of the well-known solutions of general relativity for special values of the parameters of the resulting field functions. We see that, unlike general relativity where the gravitational force of an infinite and charged line mass acting on a test particle is always repulsive, it can be attractive or repulsive for Brans-Dicke theory depending on the values of the parameters as well as the radial distance from the symmetry axis.