On radiating stellar collapse with shear

Kesh S. Govinder, Megan Govender, Roy Maartens

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Relativistic models of radiating stellar collapse with shear require careful checking of all the equations and quantities involved. We illustrate this by showing that, in a recently proposed model, the metric ansatz is in fact too restrictive to allow any radial evolution to occur, and only tangential evolution is possible. Furthermore, the assumption of pressure isotropy is shown to reduce the model to the static case without radiation or shear.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-810
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 1998


  • gravitation
  • relativity
  • stars, interiors


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