Spherical gravitational collapse in N dimensions

  title={Spherical gravitational collapse in N dimensions},
  author={Rituparno Goswami and Pankaj S. Joshi},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We investigate here spherically symmetric gravitational collapse in a space-time with an arbitrary number of dimensions and with a general type I matter field, which is a broad class that includes most of the physically reasonable matter forms. We show that given the initial data for matter in terms of the initial density and pressure profiles at an initial surface t=t{sub i} from which the collapse evolves, there exist the rest of the initial data functions and classes of solutions of Einstein… 
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