Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 239–255 | Cite as

Model universes with spherical symmetry

  • J. L. Synge


Spherically symmetric universes are defined, and spherically symmetric solutions of Einstein's field equations in vacuo are explored in terms of suitable coordinates. The Kruskal metric is thus obtained in a systematic way, with possibilities of generalisation.


Field Equation Spherical Symmetry Symmetric Solution Symmetric Universe 
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    M. D. Kruskal, Phys. Rev.,119 (1960), p. 1743, where references will be found to earlier work by others. See alsoS. Mavridès,L'univers relativiste, Masson (Paris, 1973), p. 338.CrossRefzbMATHMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
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    In respect to signs, the Riemann tensor and the Ricci tensor are defined as inJ. L. Synge,Relativity: the General Theory, North-Holland, Amsterdam 1964, pp. 15–17.Google Scholar

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© Nicola Zanichelli Editore 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Synge
    • 1
  1. 1.Dublin

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