Date of Award
Master of Science
Morwen Thistlethwaite, Henry Simpson
It is well known in Newtonian theory that static self-gravitating perfect fluids in a vacuum are necessarily spherically symmetric. The necessity of spherical symmetry of perfect-fluid static spacetimes with constant density in general relativity is shown.
Brewer, Joshua M, "On the Spherical Symmetry of Perfect-Fluid Stellar Models in General Relativity. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2012.