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Cosmological attractors and no-hair theorems.
Interest in the attracting property of de Sitter space-time has grown during the 'inflationary era' of cosmology. In this dissertation we discuss the more important attempts to prove the so called 'cosmic no-hair conjecture' ...
Aspects of spherically symmetric cosmological models.
In this thesis we consider spherically symmetric cosmological models when the shear is nonzero and also cases when the shear is vanishing. We investigate the role of the Emden-Fowler equation which governs the behaviour ...
Cosmological models and the deceleration parameter.
In this thesis we utilise a form for the Hubble constant first proposed by Berman (1983) to study a variety of cosmological models. In particular we investigate the Robertson-Walker spacetimes, the Bianchi I spacetime, ...
Spherically symmetric solutions in relativistic astrophysics.
In this thesis we study classes of static spherically symmetric spacetimes admitting a perfect fluid source, electromagnetic fields and anisotropic pressures. Our intention is to generate exact solutions that model the ...
Inhomogeneous solutions to the Einstein equations.
In this dissertation we consider spherically symmetric gravitational fields that arise in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology. We first present a general review of static spherically symmetric spacetimes. aand highlight ...