{ 2014 04 }

## RIGID ROTATION AND THE KERR METRIC

The Einstein field equations have no known and acceptable interior solution that can be matched to an exterior Kerr field. In particular, there are no interior solutions that could represent objects like the Earth or other rigidly rotating astronomical bodies. It is shown here that there exist closed surfaces upon which the frame-dragging angular velocity and the red-shift factor for the Kerr metric are constant. These surfaces could serve as a boundary between rigidly rotating sources for the Kerr metric and the Kerr external field.

RIGID ROTATION AND THE KERR METRIC-Rev3

http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.5297