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Null Geodesics

These computations are easier for null geodesic ,as a null vector, .

We ask for a radial null geodesic of the form .

Then one can find that the geodesic equation give us which give where d is a constant.

The form of the radial null geodesic is then:

As it is up to a constant we can forget the in the computation of .

In order to compute one used the analogue of what was done for the timelike case.

To see if that result makes sense we can just take some of the function and compute the value of .

Peggy Varniere
Fri Jul 24 11:57:38 EDT 1998