Characterization of integral curves of a linear vector field in Lorentz 3-space

Turhan T., AYYILDIZ N.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMETRIC METHODS IN MODERN PHYSICS, vol.13, no.6, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


We propose a detail study of integral curves or flow lines of a linear vector field in Lorentz 3-space. We construct the matrix A depending on the causal characters of the vector x by analyzing the non-zero solutions of the equation A(x) = 0, x is an element of E-1(3), in such a space, where A is the skew-symmetric matrix corresponding to the linear map A. Considering the structure of a linear vector field, we obtain the linear first-order system of differential equations. The solutions of this system of equations give rise to integral curves of linear vector fields from which we provide a classification of such curves.