Conserved quantities in Lemaitre-Tolman-Bondi cosmology
Classical and Quantum Gravity
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© 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed in the UK.We study linear perturbations to a Lemaître-Tolman-Bondi (LTB) background spacetime. Studying the transformation behaviour of the perturbations under gauge transformations, we construct gauge invariant quantities. We show, using the perturbed energy conservation equation, that there are conserved quantities in LTB, in particular a spatial metric trace perturbation, σSMTP, which is conserved on all scales. We then briefly extend our discussion to the Lemaître spacetime, and construct gauge-invariant perturbations in this extension of LTB spacetime.
AuthorsLeithes, A; Malik, KA
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