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I am currently thinking about frame dragging and what effects it would have on a body falling towards a dense object under the influence of gravity. I have looked at the Kerr metric but haven't yet worked out what all the functions actually represent.


 

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For an overview, look at our old friend Wikipedia.

Apparently, frame dragging imparting angular momentum to an orbiting body is a larger effect than frame dragging on a body falling straight towards a dense object. I guess partly because frame dragging has more time to act on an orbiting body than a falling body?
 

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For an overview, look at our old friend Wikipedia.

Apparently, frame dragging imparting angular momentum to an orbiting body is a larger effect than frame dragging on a body falling straight towards a dense object. I guess partly because frame dragging has more time to act on an orbiting body than a falling body?

At the moment I am looking at the Schwarzschild metric and a straight line path to towards the centre of gravity. I want to start by excluding frame dragging and avoid parabolic functions. The profile of this path can then be a baseline. This will show up extremes where an orbital won't.
 

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