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Gödel Spacetime
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2005
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Kavuk, Mehmet
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In this thesis properties of the Gödel spacetime are analyzed and it is explicitly shown that there exist closed timelike curves in this spacetime. Geodesic motions for massive particles and light rays are investigated. One observes the focusing effect as a result of the solution of the geodesic equations. The time it takes for a free particle released from a point to come back to its starting point is calculated. A geometrical interpretation of the Gödel spacetime is given and the question of what the Gödel spacetime looks like is answered.
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M. Kavuk, “Gödel Spacetime,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.