• R V Saraykar

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    • Strong curvature naked singularities in generalized Vaidya space-times

      K D Patil R V Saraykar S H Ghate

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      In this paper, following recent results on generalized Vaidya solutions by Wang, we prove that under certain conditions on generalized mass function, strong curvature naked singularities exist in radiation collapse in monopole-Vaidya space-times and also in charged-Vaidya space-times. We thus unify and generalize results of Dwivedi-Joshi and Lake-Zannias. The general case also covers de Sitter-Vaidya space-time recently treated by Wagh-Maharaj with a view to study existence of naked singularities.

    • Stability of naked singularity arising in gravitational collapse of Type I matter fields

      Sanjay B Sarwe R V Saraykar

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      Considering gravitational collapse of Type I matter fields, we prove that, given an arbitrary C2-mass functionM(r, v) and a C1-functionh(r, v) (through the corresponding C1-metric functionν(t, r)), there exist infinitely many choices of energy distribution functionb(r) such that the ’true’ initial data(M, h(r,v)) leads the collapse to the formation of naked singularity. We further prove that the occurrence of such a naked singularity is stable with respect to small changes in the initial data. We remark that though the initial data leading to both black hole (BH) and naked singularity (NS) form a ’big’ subset of the true initial data set, their occurrence is not generic. The terms ’stability’ and ’genericity’ are appropriately defined following the theory of dynamical systems. The particular case of radial pressurepr(r) has been illustrated in details to get a clear picture of how naked singularity is formed and how, it is stable with respect to initial data.

    • K-causal structure of space-time in general relativity

      Sujatha Janardhan R V Saraykar

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      Using K-causal relation introduced by Sorkin and Woolgar [1], we generalize results of Garcia-Parrado and Senovilla [2,3] on causal maps. We also introduce causality conditions with respect to K-causality which are analogous to those in classical causality theory and prove their inter-relationships. We introduce a new causality condition following the work of Bombelli and Noldus [4] and show that this condition lies in between global hyperbolicity and causal simplicity. This approach is simpler and more general as compared to traditional causal approach [5,6] and it has been used by Penrose et al [7] in giving a new proof of positivity of mass theorem. $C^{0}$-space-time structures arise in many mathematical and physical situations like conical singularities, discontinuous matter distributions, phenomena of topology-change in quantum field theory etc.

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