The speciality index and the lifshitz-khalatnikov kasner index parametrization.

The speciality index function S for any Petrov type I, II or D spacetime is shown to be a natural function of a single complex scalar quantity u (natural modulo permutation symmetries). For the family of Kasner spacetimes, this quantity is a function of the Kasner indices alone which coincides with the real Lifshitz-Khalatnikov parameter u for those indices.

Main Author: Bini, Donato.
Other Authors: Cherubini, Christian., Jantzen, Robert.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2007
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