Qualitative viscous cosmology

A. A. Coley, R. J. van den Hoogen, R. Maartens

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The full (nontruncated) Israel-Stewart theory of bulk viscosity is applied to dissipative FRW spacetimes. Dimensionless variables and dimensionless equations of state are used to write the Einstein-thermodynamic equations as a plane autonomous system and the qualitative behavior of this system is determined. Entropy production in these models is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1393-1397
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 1996


Dive into the research topics of 'Qualitative viscous cosmology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this