Covariant gravitational dynamics in 3+1+1 dimensions

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We develop a 3+1+1 covariant formalism with cosmological and astrophysical applications. First we give the evolution and constraint equations both on the brane and off-brane in terms of 3-space covariant kinematical, gravito-electro-magnetic (Weyl) and matter variables. We discuss the junction conditions across the brane in terms of the new variables. Then we establish a closure condition for the equations on the brane. We also establish the connection of this formalism with isotropic and anisotropic cosmological brane-worlds. Finally we derive a new brane solution in the framework of our formalism: the tidal charged Taub-NUT-(A)dS brane, which obeys the closure condition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105009
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2010


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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