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An approach for modeling tachyons with gravitation

  • Author(s): Schwartz, Charles
  • et al.
Abstract

This work expands previous efforts, within the classical theories of Special and General Relativity, to include tachyons (faster-than-light particles) along with ordinary (slower-than-light) particles at any energy. The objective here is to construct a Hamiltonian that includes both the particles and the gravitational field that they produce. We do this with a linear approximation for the Einstein field equations; and we also assume a time-independent gravitational metric implied by a static picture of the particles’ motion. The resulting formulas will allow serious modeling to test the idea that cosmic background neutrinos may be tachyons, which can produce the observed gravitational effects now ascribed to some mysterious Dark Matter.

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