Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 162, Issue 1, pp 163–165

Conformally flat static space-time in the general scalar-tensor theory of gravitation

  • K. Shanthi
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DOI: 10.1007/BF00653353

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Shanthi, K. Astrophys Space Sci (1989) 162: 163. doi:10.1007/BF00653353

Abstract

Explicit vacuum field equations in the general scalar-tensor theory of gravitation proposed by Nordtvedt are obtained with the aid of the most general conformally flat spherically-symmetric static space-time. It is shown that the most general conformally flat spherically-symmetric static solution of Nordtvedt-Barker vacuum field equations is simply the empty flat space-time of general relativity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Shanthi
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsAndhra UniversityWaltairIndia