Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 132, Issue 1, pp 113–124 | Cite as

Plane-symmetric universes in general relativity

  • T. Singh
  • R. S. Srivastava


Plane-symmetric solutions of Einstein's field equations in vacuum, in the presence of electromagnetic fields and with cosmological constant are explored in null coordinates. The gravitational field of an infinite plane (uncharged and charged both) is thus obtained in a simple and systematic way. The method adopted for these solutions has possibilities of generalization.


General Relativity Electromagnetic Field Field Equation Cosmological Constant Gravitational Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Singh
    • 1
  • R. S. Srivastava
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics, Institute of TechnologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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