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      Einstein; Maxwell equations; equation of state; relativistic stars.

    • Abstract


      New models for a charged anisotropic star in general relativity are found. We consider a linear equation of state consistent with a strange quark star. In our models a new form of measure of anisotropy is formulated; our choice is a generalization of other pressure anisotropies found in the past by other researchers. Our results generalize quark star models obtained from the Einstein–Maxwell equations.Well-known particular charged models are also regained.We indicate that relativistic stellar masses for several stars are obtained using the general mass function found in our model.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Dodoma, P. O. Box 338, Dodoma, Tanzania.
      2. Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit, School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.
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