On the energy-momentum problem in static Einstein universe

Aygun S., Tarhan I. , Baysal H.

CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS, vol.24, no.2, pp.355-358, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/0256-307x/24/2/015
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE PHYSICS LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-358


The energy-momentum distributions of Einstein's simplest static geometrical model for an isotropic and homogeneous universe are evaluated. For this purpose, Einstein, Bergmann-Thomson, Landau-Lifshitz (LL), Moller and Papapetrou energy-momentum complexes are used in general relativity. While Einstein and Bergmann-Thomson complexes give exactly the same results, LL and Papapetrou energy-momentum complexes do not provide the same energy densities. The Moller energy-momentum density is found to be zero everywhere in Einstein's universe. Also, several spacetimes are the limiting cases considered here.