From reading different texts on kerr metric it seem that the kerr metric can be written in two different metrices Kerr metric

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Does anyone know what coordinate change can be used to get the second metric from the first one?

  • $\begingroup$ Would be nice with equation numbers, I didn't manage to find the second equation. $\endgroup$ – Emil Feb 2 '17 at 20:41

Boyer-Lindquist coordinates have been used for the first metric:

$$x = \sqrt{r^2 + \alpha^2}\sin\theta\cos\phi$$

$$y = \sqrt{r^2 + \alpha^2}\sin\theta\sin\phi$$

$$z = r\cos\theta$$


$$\alpha = \frac{J}{Mc}$$

$$\rho = \sqrt{r^2 + \alpha^2\cos^2\theta}$$

$$\Delta = r^2 + r_2^2r + \alpha^2$$

$$r_s = \frac{2GM}{c^2}$$


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