Relativistic Cosmologies

  • M. A. H. MacCallum
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 332)


A review of general relativistic cosmologies intended as a starting point for the more detailed discussions of the rest of the workshop is given. After a brief survey of available models, the relativistic kinematics and dynamics of cosmological models is developed. The “standard” (Friedman-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker) models are described, then the Bianchi models, and finally some inhomogeneous cosmologies.


Cosmological Model Perfect Fluid Killing Vector Bianchi Type Relativistic Cosmology 
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  • M. A. H. MacCallum
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  1. 1.School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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