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When mass in Kerr metric is put to zero we have $$ds^{2}=-dt^{2}+\frac{r^{2}+a^{2}\cos^{2}\theta}{r^{2}+a^{2}}dr^{2}+\left(r^{2}+a^{2}\cos^{2}\theta\right)d\theta^{2}+\left(r^{2}+a^{2}\right)\sin^{2}\theta d\phi^{2},$$ where $a$ is a constant. This is a flat metric. What exactly is the coordinate transformation that changes this into the usual Minkowski spacetime metric form $$ds^{2}=-dt^{2}+dx^{2}+dy^{2}+dz^{2}?$$

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