The homotheties of spherically symmetric space-times admitting maximal isometry groups larger than SO(3) are found along with their metrics, using the homothety equations and without imposing any restriction on the stress-energy tensor. It turns out that there are either 11 or 7 or 5 homotheties. For the space-times with SO(3) as a maximal group, solution is provided in the form of derivatives of metric coefficients, which then requires a further classification, for example, according to different types of stress-energy tensor, as has been done by Eardley [Commun. Math. Phys. 37, 287 (1974)], Cahill and Taub [Commun. Math. Phys. 21, 1 (1971)], and McIntosh [Phys. Lett. A 50, 429 (1975)].
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Mathematical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - May 1997|
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- Mathematical Physics
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- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics