In a recent approach in modeling a radiating relativistic star undergoing gravitational collapse the role of the Weyl stresses was emphasized. It is possible to generate a model which is physically reasonable by approximately solving the junction conditions at the boundary of the star. In this paper we demonstrate that it is possible to solve the Einstein field equations and the junction conditions exactly. This exact solution contains the Friedmann dust solution as a limiting case. We briefly consider the radiative transfer within the framework of extended irreversible thermodynamics and show that relaxational effects significantly alter the temperature profiles.
International Journal of Modern Physics D
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- Gravitational collapse;
- heat flux;
- Weyl stresses;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 10 pages, submitted to IJMP-D