Lanczos potentialer i kosmologiska rumtider
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesisAlternative title
Lanczos Potentials in Perfect Fluid Cosmologies (English)
We derive the equation linking the Weyl tensor with its Lanczos potential, called the Weyl-Lanczos equation, in 1+3 covariant formalism for perfect fluid Bianchi type I spacetime and find an explicit expression for a Lanczos potential of the Weyl tensor in these spacetimes. To achieve this, we first need to derive the covariant decomposition of the Lanczos potential in this formalism. We also study an example by Novello and Velloso and derive their Lanczos potential in shear-free, irrotational perfect fluid spacetimes from a particular ansatz in 1+3 covariant formalism. The existence of the Lanczos potential is in some ways analogous to the vector potential in electromagnetic theory. Therefore, we also derive the electromagnetic potential equation in 1+3 covariant formalism for a general spacetime. We give a short description of the necessary tools for these calculations and the cosmological formalism we are using.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Matematiska institutionen , 2004.
Applied mathematics, Weyl-Lanczos equation, Lanczos potentials, 1+3 covariant formalism, perfect fluid, cosmology, Bianchi type I models, shear-free and irrotational models
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2582ISRN: LITH-MAT-EX--04/12--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-2582DiVA: diva2:19917