Prog. Theor. Phys. Vol. 12 No. 4 (1954) pp. 461-480
On the Wave Theory of Light in General Relativity, II
— Light as the Electromagnetic Wave
Research Institute for Theoretical Physics, Hiroshima University, Takehara-machi, Hiroshima-ken
(Received June 23, 1954)
In the preceding paper a wave theoretical method of treating the path of light in general relativity has been developed. In this paper we character of light in a curved space-time is further investigated from the standpoint of the electromagnetic optics by using the generalized Maxwell equation in a curved space-time. The main problem treated in this paper is that of the spherical light wave in the static spherically symmetric space-times, and the properties of this wave are clarified by solving the wave equation of light. The wave character of light radiated from the sun is investigated by means of the results obtained by solving the generalized Maxwell equation in Schwarzshild space-time.
DOI : 10.1143/PTP.12.461
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