Moller energy-momentum prescription for a Locally Rotationally Symmetric space-time

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Aydogdu O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS A, vol.21, no.18, pp.3845-3853, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The energy distribution in the Locally Rotationally Symmetric (LRS) Bianchi type II space-time is obtained by considering the Mauler energy-momentum definition in both Einstein's theory of general relativity and teleparallel theory of relativity. The energy distribution which includes both the matter and gravitational field is found to be zero in both of these different gravitation theories. This result agrees with previous works of Cooperstock and Israelit, Rosen, Johri et al., Banerjee and Sen, Vargas, and Aydogdu and Salti. Our result - the total energy of the universe is zero - supports the view points of Albrow and Tryon.