Gravity Control Propulsion - Towards a General Relativistic Approach

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O. Bertolami; F. G. Pedro (2007), JBIS, 60, 285-288

Refcode: 2007.60.285
Keywords: Gravity control, general relativity, energy-momentum pseudo-tensor

Evaluation of gravity control concepts should be examined with respect to currently known physical theories. In this work we study the hypothetical conversion of gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy using the formalism of general relativity. We show that the energy involved in the process greatly exceeds the Newtonian estimate, given the nature of general relativity. We conclude that the impact of any gravity manipulation for propulsion greatly depends fundamentally on its exact definition.


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