S. D. Maharaj
Articles written in Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy
Volume 9 Issue 2 June 1988 pp 67-74
Recently Lau & Prokhovnik (1986) have formulated a new scalar-tensor theory of gravitation which reconciles Dirac’s large numbers hypothesis with Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The present work points out an error in the time-dependent cosmological term and the scalar potential given by Lau and Prokhovnik. The correct forms for these quantities are derived. Further, a vacuum Robertson-Walker solution to the generalized field equations is obtained, under an anasatz that we propose, which illustrates that the theory is, in some sense, incomplete.
Volume 28 Issue 2-3 June 2007 pp 133-138
In an earlier analysis it was demonstrated that general relativity gives higher values of surface tension in strange stars with quark matter than neutron stars. We generate the modified Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff equation to incorporate anisotropic matter and use this to show that pressure anisotropy provides for a wide range of behaviour in the surface tension than is the case with isotropic pressures. In particular, it is possible that anisotropy drastically decreases the value of the surface tension.
Volume 40 | Issue 4
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