Energy of spherically symmetric spacetimes on regularizing teleparallelism

Gamal G.L. Nashed, The British University in Egypt


We calculate the total energy of an exact spherically symmetric solutions, i.e. Schwarzschild and Reissner-Nordström, using the gravitational energy-momentum 3-form within the tetrad formulation of general relativity. We explain how the effect of the inertial makes the total energy unphysical. Therefore, we use the covariant teleparallel approach which makes the energy always physical one. We also show that the inertial has no effect on the calculation of momentum. © 2010 World Scientific Publishing Company.