General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 663–672 | Cite as

Neutron stars and incompressible fluid spheres in the Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory of gravitation

  • W. Hillebrandt
  • H. Heintzmann
Research Articles


Neutron stars and incompressible fluid spheres are considered in the Jordan-Brans-Dicke theory. It is shown that their parameters (mass, radius, surface redshift) do not differ appreciably from the corresponding Einstein values even for ω = 0and various semi-realistic equations of state. For incompressible fluid spheres the differences between both theories of gravitation are most pronounced. We find an apparent instability of the incompressible fluid.


Neutron Star Differential Geometry Incompressible Fluid Fluid Sphere Surface Redshift 
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© Plenum Publishing Company Limited 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Hillebrandt
    • 1
  • H. Heintzmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Kernphysik der Technischen HochschuleGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische Physik der UniversitätGermany

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