General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 287–292 | Cite as

Brans-Dicke static universes

  • Marcelo Samuel Berman
  • M. M. Som
  • Fernando de Mello Gomide
Research Articles


We study flat and nonflat static models obeying the Brans-Dicke theory and RW metric, including the case which considers Bertolami's time-dependent cosmological term. We find several solutions where the density remains constant, while the gravitational constant varies with time.


Static Model Differential Geometry Gravitational Constant Static Universe Cosmological Term 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo Samuel Berman
    • 1
  • M. M. Som
    • 2
  • Fernando de Mello Gomide
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Exact Sciences, Faculdade de FilosofiaCiências e Letras da FURJJoinville SCBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de Física da Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro RJBrazil
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsInstituto Tecnológico de AeronáuticaSâo José dos Campos SPBrazil

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