Homotopically nontrivial solutions for a spherically symmetric gravitational field

  • Tina A. Harriott
  • J. G. Williams


The structure of kink solutions to the Einstein field equations is discussed and the most general form of spherically symmetric kink metric is constructed. A number of fluid solutions are investigated and an imperfect fluid solution with nonzero heat conduction is presented.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Heat Conduction Field Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina A. Harriott
    • 1
  • J. G. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsMount Saint Vincent UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBrandon UniversityBrandonCanada

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