• Spherical gravitational collapse with photon emission and a generalized Schwarzchild interior solution

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      Gravitational collapse; photon emission; energy momentum tensor; trapped surfaces

    • Abstract


      The general dynamical equations for perfect fluid filled spheres with an outward flux of photons are derived. The vital role played by the energy density of the free gravitational field in accelerating photon production has been emphasized. It is pointed out that even when the material energy density is finite, the energy density of the free gravitational field can take infinitely large values resulting in vanishing surface area of the star. A generalized Schwarzschild interior solution with conformally flat geometry but with photon emission has been obtained. It is pointed out that the interior conformal coordinate system bears a strong resemblance to the exterior Krushkal coordinates. It is shown that for spherical star the invariant velocity of the fluid particles, falling towards the centre, is proportional to its radius suggesting that the outer envelopes collapse at a faster rate than the core part. It is shown that the interior radiating solution can be matched with generalized Schwarzchild exterior solution.

    • Author Affiliations


      J Krishna Rao1 M Annapurna1 2

      1. Department of Mathematics, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar - 364 002, India
      2. Department of Mathematics, Vasavi College of Engineering, Hyderabad - 500 031, India
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