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Stationary Rotating Strings as Relativistic Particle Mechanics
By Kouji Ogawa Hideki Ishihara Hiroshi Kozaki Hiroyuki Nakano Shinya Saito
Published in Physical Review D 78, 023525 (Thursday, July 17, 2008)


Stationary rotating strings can be viewed as geodesic motions in appropriate metrics on a two-dimensional space. We obtain all solutions describing stationary rotating strings in flat spacetime as an application. These rotating strings have infinite length with various wiggly shapes. Averaged value of the string energy, the angular momentum and the linear momentum along the string are discussed.