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Curvature properties of ( t − z ) -type plane wave metric

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The objective, in this paper, is to obtain the curvature properties of (t−z)-type plane wave metric studied by Bondi et al. (1959). For this a general (t−z)-type wave metric is considered and the condition for which it obeys Einstein’s empty spacetime field equations is obtained. It is found that the rank of the Ricci tensor of (t−z)-type plane wave metric is 1 and is of Codazzi type. Also it is proved that it is not recurrent but Ricci recurrent, conformally recurrent and hyper generalized recurrent. Moreover, it is semisymmetric and satisfies the Ricci generalized pseudosymmetric type condition P⋅P=−13Q(Ric,P). It is interesting to note that, physically, the energy momentum tensor describes a radiation field with parallel rays and geometrically it is a Codazzi tensor and semisymmetric. As special case, the geometric structures of Taub’s plane symmetric spacetime metric are deduced. Comparisons between (t−z)-type plane wave metric and pp-wave metric with respect to their geometric structures are viewed.

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The notion of quasi-Einstein manifolds arose during the study of exact solutions of the Einstein field equations as well as during considerations of quasi-umbilical hypersurfaces. For instance, the Robertson-Walker spacetimes are quasi-Einstein manifolds. The object of the present paper is to study quasi-Einstein spacetimes. Some basic geometric properties of such a spacetime are obtained. The applications of quasi-Einstein spacetimes in general relativity and cosmology are investigated. Finally, the existence of such spacetimes are ensured by several interesting examples.