Modern Physics Letters A (Impact Factor: 1.2). 11/2011; 23(05). DOI: 10.1142/S0217732308026418


We investigate velocity frame dragging with the boosted Schwarzschild black string solution and the boosted Kaluza–Klein bubble solution, in which a translational symmetry along the boosted z-coordinate is implemented. The velocity frame dragging effect can be nullified by the motion of an observer using the boost symmetry along the z-coordinate if it is not compact. However, in spacetime with the compact z-coordinate, we show that the effect cannot be removed since the compactification breaks the global Lorentz boost symmetry. As a result, the comoving velocity depends on r and the momentum parameter along the z-coordinate becomes an observer independent characteristic quantity of the black string and bubble solutions. The dragging induces a spherical ergo-region around the black string.

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