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Relativistic elastodynamics of self-gravitating foliations

Mukherjee, M. and Tucker, Robin (1988) Relativistic elastodynamics of self-gravitating foliations. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 5 (6). pp. 849-860. ISSN 0264-9381

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Abstract

Smooth distributions of self-gravitating strings and membranes are modelled by foliating chains. A stress tensor is devised that ensures each leaf is an extremal immersion in a spacetime metric determined self-consistently from Einstein's equations. Cosmological solutions are described leading to anisotropies that offer a mechanism of dynamical dimensional reduction.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Classical and Quantum Gravity
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 74960
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 10:40
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 14:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/74960

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