Browsing Doctoral Degrees (Applied Mathematics) by Advisor "Maharaj, Sunil Dutt."
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Analysis of shearfree spherically symmetric charged relativistic fluids.
(2011)We study the evolution of shearfree spherically symmetric charged fluids in general relativity. This requires the analysis of the coupled EinsteinMaxwell system of equations. Within this framework, the master field ... 
Applications of Lie symmetries to gravitating fluids.
(2011)This thesis is concerned with the application of Lie's group theoretic method to the Einstein field equations in order to find new exact solutions. We analyse the nonlinear partial differential equation which arises ... 
Conformal symmetry and applications to spherically symmetric spacetimes.
(2018)In this thesis we study static spherically symmetric spacetimes with a spherical conformal symmetry and a nonstatic conformal factor. We analyse the general solution of the conformal Killing vector equation subject to ... 
Differential equations for relativistic radiating stars.
(2013)We consider radiating spherical stars in general relativity when they are conformally flat, geodesic with shear, and accelerating, expanding and shearing. We study the junction conditions relating the pressure to the ... 
Dynamics of radiating stars in the strong gravity regime.
(2017)We model the dynamics of a spherically symmetric radiating dynamical star, emitting outgoing null radiation, with three spacetime regions. The local internal atmosphere is a twocomponent system consisting of standard ... 
Exact models of compact stars with equations of state.
(2013)We study exact solutions to the EinsteinMaxwell system of equations and relate them to compact objects. It is well known that there are substantial analytic difficulties in the modelling of selfgravitating, static fluid ... 
Generalized radiating stellar models with cosmological constant and electric charge.
(2019)A general matter distribution, with the addition of the cosmological constant and electric charge, for the interior spacetime of a spherically symmetric radiating star undergoing gravitational collapse is considered in ... 
Group theoretic approach to heat conducting gravitating systems.
(2013)We study shearfree heat conducting spherically symmetric gravitating fluids defined in four and higher dimensional spacetimes. We analyse models that are both uncharged and charged via the pressure isotropy condition ... 
Investigation of gravitational collapse of generalized Vaidya spacetimes.
(2015)In this thesis, we study the gravitational collapse of generalized Vaidya spacetimes which describe a combination of lightlike and timelike matter elds, commonly known as Type I and Type II elds, respectively, in the ... 
Models in isotropic coordinates with equation of state.
(2014)In this thesis we consider spacetimes which are static and spherically symmetric related to the Einstein and EinsteinMaxwell system of equations in isotropic coordinates. We study both neutral and charged matter ... 
New exact solutions for neutral and charged shearfree relativistic fluids.
(2022)We study shearfree gravitating fluids in general relativity. We first analyse the integrability of the EmdenFowler equation that governs the behaviour of shearfree neutral perfect fluid distributions. We find a new ... 
New models for quark stars with charge and anisotropy.
(2014)We find new classes of exact solutions for the EinsteinMaxwell field equations. The solutions are obtained by considering charged anisotropic matter with a linear equation of state consistent with quark stars. The field ... 
New solutions for a radiating star.
(2018) 
Relativistic radiating stars with generalised atmospheres.
(2010)In this dissertation we construct radiating models for dense compact stars in relativistic astrophysics. We first utilise the standard Santos (1985) junction condition to model Euclidean stars. By making use of the ... 
Role of Weyl tensor and spacetime shear in relativistic fluids.
(2021)The main gravitational theory in which we develop this work is general relativity. We study the role of the Weyl tensor in general relativistic fluid motion including the e↵ects of spacetime shear. Firstly we consider ... 
Scalar perturbations of Schwarzschild black holes in modified gravity.
(2017)This thesis is concerned with the physics related to scalar perturbations in the Schwarzschild geometry that arise in modifed gravity theories. It has already been shown that the gravitational waves emitted from a ... 
Thermal evolution of radiation spheres undergoing dissipative gravitational collapse.
(2014)In this study we investigate the physics of a relativistic radiating star undergoing dissipative collapse in the form of a radial heat flux. Our treatment clearly demonstrates how the presence of shear affects the collapse ...