Beyond Einstein Gravity

The Minimal Geometric Deformation Approach in the Brane-World

  • Jorge Ovalle
  • Roberto Casadio

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jorge Ovalle, Roberto Casadio
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jorge Ovalle, Roberto Casadio
    Pages 27-64
  4. Jorge Ovalle, Roberto Casadio
    Pages 65-76
  5. Jorge Ovalle, Roberto Casadio
    Pages 77-93
  6. Jorge Ovalle, Roberto Casadio
    Pages 95-112

About this book


This book serves two main purposes: firstly, it shows, in a simple way, how the possible existence of an extra-spatial dimension would affect the predictions of four-dimensional General Relativity, a model known as the Brane world; secondly, it explains, step-by-step, a new technique called Minimal Geometric Deformation, which was introduced for the purpose of solving the correspondingly modified Einstein field equations. This method gave rise to the Gravitational Decoupling in General Relativity, which is widely used to solve the Einstein field equations in various contexts.


General Relativity Brane World Einstein field equations Minimal Geometric Deformation Gravitational Decoupling Exact solutions of Einstein field equations Black holes and gravitational collapse Relativistic Astrophysics Beyond General Relativity Extra-dimensional Gravity

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsSilesian University in OpavaOpavaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica e AstronomiaUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39492-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39493-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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