HIGHER DIMENSIONAL SZEKERES' SPACE–TIME IN BRANS–DICKE SCALAR TENSOR THEORY

ASIT BANERJEE, UJJAL DEBNATH, SUBENOY CHAKRABORTY
2004 International Journal of Modern Physics D  
The generalized Szekeres family of solution for quasi-spherical space-time of higher dimensions are obtained in the scalar tensor theory of gravitation. Brans-Dicke field equations expressed in Dicke's revised units are exhaustively solved for all the subfamilies of the said family. A particular group of solutions may also be interpreted as due to the presence of the so-called C-field of Hoyle and Narlikar and for a chosen sign of the coupling parameter. The models show either expansion from a
more » ... r expansion from a big bang type of singularity or a collapse with the turning point at a lower bound. There is one particular case which starts from the big bang, reaches a maximum and collapses with the in course of time to a crunch.
doi:10.1142/s0218271804005055 fatcat:6kgg64nvs5f3nccgjs3jgoj67a