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Plane symmetric gravitational collapse and linear equation of state


This paper examines the gravitational collapse in plane symmetry with a perfect fluid using a linear equation of state p=. We find a class of collapse models satisfying the Einstein field equations and also the regularity as well as energy conditions. For a given initial data, the outcome of the collapse turns out to be a black membrane or a naked singularity depending upon the equation of state parameter. We conclude that this parameter plays a crucial role in determining the final fate of the collapse.

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Sharif, M., Majid, A. Plane symmetric gravitational collapse and linear equation of state. Astrophys Space Sci 347, 71–76 (2013).

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  • Gravitational collapse
  • Equation of state
  • Plane symmetry