In this paper we discuss the law of variation of scale factor which yields a time-dependent deceleration parameter (DP) representing a new class of models that generate a transition of universe from the early decelerated phase to the recent accelerating phase. Exact solutions of Einstein’s modified field equations with perfect fluid and heat conduction are obtained within the framework of Sez-Ballester scalar-tensor theory of gravitation and the model is found to be in good agreement with recent observations. We find, for , the present value of DP in derived model as which is very near to the observed value of DP at present epoch. We find that the time-dependent DP is sensible for the present day Universe and give an earmark description of evolution of universe. Some physical and geometric properties of the models are also discussed.
Accelerating Bianchi Type-V Cosmology with Perfect Fluid and Heat Flow in Sez-Ballester Theory
Anirudh Pradhan, Ajay Kumar Singh, D. S. Chouhan
Department of Mathematics, Hindu Post-graduate College, Zamania-232 331, Ghazipur, India
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Department of Mathematics, School of Engineering,
Sir Padampat Singhania University, Bhatewar, Udaipur - 313 601, India
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Key words: Bianchi type-V universe, Exact solution, Alternative gravitation theory, Accelerating universe
In the last few decades several new theories of gravitation, carefully weighed to be alternative to
Einstein’s theory of gravitation, have been developed according to an orderly plan. In alternative
theories of gravitation, scalar tensor theories proposed by Brans and Dicke , Nordvedt
, Wagoner , Rose , Dun , Sez and Ballester
, Barber , Lau and Prokhovnik  are most important among them. There
are two categories of gravitational theories involving a classical scalar field . In first category
the scalar field has the dimension of the inverse of the gravitational constant among which
the Brans-Decke theory  is of considerable importance and the role of the scalar field is
confined to its effect on gravitational field equations. Brans and Decke formulated a scalar-tensor theory
of gravitation which introduces an additional scalar field besides the metric tensor and a
dimensionless coupling constant . This theory goes to general relativity for large values of the
coupling constant . In the second category of theories involve a dimensionless scalar field.
Sez and Ballester  developed a scalar-tensor theory in which the metric is coupled
with a dimensionless scalar field in a simple manner. This coupling gives a satisfactory description of
the weak fields. In spite of the dimensionless character of the scalar field, an anti-gravity regime appears.
This theory suggests a possible way to solve the missing-matter problem in non-flat FRW cosmologies. The
Scalar-Tensor theories of gravitation play an important role to remove the graceful exit problem in the
inflation era . In earlier literature, cosmological models within the framework of Sez-Ballester
scalar-tensor theory of gravitation, have been studied by Singh and Agrawal [10, 11], Ram and Tiwari ,
Singh and Ram . Mohanty and Sahu [14, 15] have studied Bianchi type- and Bianchi type-I
models in Saez-Ballester theory. In recent years, Tripathi et al. , Reddy et al. [17, 18], Reddy
and Naidu , Rao et al. [20-22], Adhav et al. , Katore et al. , Sahu
, Singh , Pradhan and Singh , Socorro and Sabido  and Jamil et al. 
have obtained the solutions in Sez-Ballester scalar-tensor theory of gravitation in different context. Recently,
Naidu et al. [30, 31] and Reddy et al.  have studied LRS Bianchi type-II models in Sez and
Ballester scalar tensor theory of gravitation in different context.
Recently, Ram et al.  obtained Bianchi type-V cosmological models with perfect fluid and heat flow in Sez and
Ballester theory by considering a variation law for Hubble’s parameter with average scale factor which yields constant value of the
deceleration parameter. In literature it is common to use a constant deceleration parameter [34-40] as it duly gives a power law
for metric function or corresponding quantity. But it is worth mentioned here that the universe is accelerated expansion at present
as observed in recent observations of Type Ia supernova [41-45] and CMB anisotropies [46-48] and decelerated expansion in the past.
Also, the transition redshift from deceleration expansion to accelerated expansion is about . Now for a Universe which was
decelerating in past and accelerating at the present time, the DP must show signature flipping [49-51]. So, in general, the DP is
not a constant but time variable. Recently, Pradhan et al. [52, 53] investigated some new exact Bianchi type-I cosmological
models in scalar-tensor theory of gravitation with time dependent deceleration parameter.
Motivated by the above discussions and observational facts, in this paper, we propose to study Bianchi type-V universe with perfect fluid and heat flow in Sez-Ballester scalar-tensor theory of gravitation by considering a law of variation of scale factor as increasing function of time which yields a time dependent DP. The out line of the paper is as follows: In Sect. , the metric and basic equations are described. Section deals with the field equations and their quadrature solutions. The law of variation of scale factor is given in Sect. . Subsection deals with the physical and geometric properties of the universe. Finally, conclusions are summarized in the last Sect. 5.
2 The Metric and Basic Equations
We consider anisotropic Bianchi type-V line element, given by
where , and are metric functions and is a constant.
A volume scale factor is given by
In analogy with FRW universe, we also define the generalized Hubble parameter as
where , and are directional
Hubble factors in the directions of -, - and -axes respectively. Here, and also in what follows, a dot
indicates ordinary differentiation with respect to t.
Further, the deceleration parameter is given by
We introduce the kinematical quantities such as expansion scalar (), shear scalar () and anisotropy parameter (), defined as follows:
where is the matter 4-velocity vector and
Here the projection tensor has the form
These dynamical scalars, in Bianchi type-V, have the forms
3 Field Equations and their Quadrature Solutions
The scalar tensor theories are the generalization of Einstein’s theory of gravitation in which the metric is generated by a scalar gravitational field together with non-gravitational field (matter). We, consider the simple case of a homogeneous but anisotropic Bianchi type-I model with matter term with a scalar field . Our model is based on a non-standard scalar-tensor theory, defined in Sez and Ballester  with a dimensionless scalar field and tensor field . This alternative theory of gravitation is combined scalar and tensor fields in which the metric is coupled with a dimensionless scalar field. We assume the Lagrangian
being the scalar curvature, a dimensionless scalar field, and arbitrary dimensionless constants and
the contraction . Here a comma () and a semicolon () stand for partial
and covariant derivative with respect to cosmic time respectively.
From the above Lagrangian we can establish the action
where is the matter Lagrangian, is the determinant of the matrix , are the coordinates, is an arbitrary region of integration. When , our model is just the Einstein gravity with a massless minimally coupled scalar field coupled to gravity. By considering arbitrary independent variations of the metric and the scalar field vanishing at the boundary of , the variation principle
leads to a generalized Einstein equation
where is the Einstein tensor; is the stress-energy tensor of the matter
Since the action is a scalar, it can be easily proved that the equation of motion
are consequences of the field equations.
The energy-momentum tensor is the source of gravitational field through which the effect of the perfect fluid with heat flow in the evolution of the universe is performed. The energy-momentum tensor of a perfect fluid with heat flow has the form
where is the energy density, the thermodynamic pressure, the four-velocity of the fluid and is the heat flow vector satisfying
We assume that the heat flow is in - direction only so that , being a function of time. For the energy-momentum tensor (18) and Bianchi type-V space-time (1), the Einstein’s modified field equations (16), yield the following six independent equations as
The law of energy-conservation equation gives
To solve the field equations (21)-(24), we follow the well established method of quadrature. For this, subtracting Eq. (21) from (22), Eq. (21) from (23) and Eq. (22) from (23), we get the following relations respectively:
and the constants , , and , , satisfy the relations
The quadrature expression for the dimensionless scalar field function , from Eq. (26), is found as
where is a constant.
4 Law of Variation of Scale Factor
where and are positive constants.
From Eq. (39), we observe that for and for . It is
observed that for , our model is evolving from decelerating phase to accelerating phase. Also, recent
observations of SNe Ia, expose that the present universe is accelerating and the value of DP lies to some place in the
range . It follows that in our derived model, one can choose the value of DP consistent with the observation.
Figure depicts the deceleration parameter () versus time which gives the behaviour of from decelerating to
accelerating phase for different values of which is consistent with recent observations of Type Ia supernovae
(Perlmutter et al. ; Riess et al. [42, 45]; Tonry et al. ; Clocchiatti et al. ).
Hence the geometry of the universe (1) is reduced to
4.1 Some Physical and Geometric Properties of Model
In derived model (43), the present value of DP is estimated as
where is the present value of Hubble’s parameter and is the age of the universe at present epoch.
If we set and in Eq. (44), we obtain . This value is very near to the
observed value of DP (i.e., ) at present epoch (see Cunha et al. ). Hence, we restraint
and in the left over discussions of the model and graphical display of physical parameters.
The solution for scalar function , from (37), is obtained as
In view of (36), it is observed that the above set of solutions satisfy the energy conservation equation
(27) identically and hence represent exact solutions of the Einstein’s modified field equations
(21)-(26). From Eqs. (47) and (48), we observe that isotropic pressure and the
energy density are always positive and decreasing function of time and both approach to zero as .
Figures and depict and , respectively, versus time showing the positive decreasing function
of and approaching to zero at .
The expressions for physical parameters such as spatial volume (), directional Hubble parameters (), Hubble parameter (), scalar of expansion (), shear scalar () and the anisotropy parameter () for model (43) are, respectively, given by
From Eqs. (49) and (51) we observe that the spatial volume is zero at and the expansion scalar is infinite, which show that the universe starts evolving with zero volume at which is big bang scenario. From Eqs. (40)-(42) we observe that the spatial scale factors are zero at the initial epoch and hence the model has a point type singularity ). We observe that proper volume increases with time.
The dynamics of the mean anisotropic parameter depends on the constant .
From Eq. (53), we observe that at late time when , . Thus, our model has transition
from initial anisotropy to isotropy at present epoch which is in good harmony with current observations. Figure depicts
the variation of anisotropic parameter () versus cosmic time . From the figure, we observe that decreases
with time and tends to zero as . Thus, the observed isotropy of the universe can be achieved in our model at
It is important to note here that spread out to be constant. Therefore the
model of the universe goes up homogeneity and matter is dynamically negligible near the origin. This is in good agreement with
the result already given by Collins .
The flow of heat along the x-direction was maximum in early universe, and it diminishes as . Figure describe the variation of heat flow versus cosmic time which shows the nature of . From Eqs. (46) and (52), we also observe that constant which shows that shear scalar is proportional to heat conduction.
5 Concluding Remarks
In this paper we have studied a spatially homogeneous and anisotropic Bianchi type-V space-time within the framework of the
scalar-tensor theory of gravitation proposed by Sez and Ballester . The field equations have been
solved exactly with suitable physical assumptions. The solutions satisfy the energy conservation Eq. (27) identically.
Therefore, new, exact and physically viable Bianchi type-V model has been obtained. To find the deterministic solution, we have
considered scale factor which yields time dependent deceleration parameters. As we have already discussed in Introduction that
for a Universe which was deceleration in past and accelerating at present time, the DP must show signature flipping [49-51] and
so there is no scope for a constant DP. The main features of the model are as follows:
The model is based on exact and new solutions of Einstein’s modified field equations for the anisotropic
Bianchi type-V space time filled with perfect fluid and heat flow.
Our special choice of scale factor yields a time dependent deceleration parameter which represents a model
of the Universe which evolves from decelerating phase to an accelerating phase. This scenario is consistent with recent
observations (Perlmutter et al. ; Riess et al. [42, 45]; Tonry et al. ;
Clocchiatti et al. ).
Our whole discussions have been concentrated by restraining . By this choice, we find the
present value of deceleration parameter in derived model as . This value is very near to the
observed value of DP (i.e., ) at present epoch (see Cunha et al. ).
For different choice of and , we can generate a class of viable cosmological models of the universe in
Bianchi type-V space-time. For example, if we set in Eq. (38), we find which is
used by Pradhan and Amirhashchi  in studying the accelerating dark energy models in Bianchi type-V space-time
and Pradhan et al.  in studying Bianchi type-I in scalar-tensor theory of gravitation. If we set
in Eq. (38), we find which is utilized by Amirhashchi et al.  in studying interacting
two-fluid scenario for dark energy in FRW universe. If we set in Eq. (38), we find which
is exercised by Pradhan et al.  to study the dark energy model in Bianchi type- universe. It is observed that
such models are also in good harmony with current observations.
It has been observed that turn out to be constant.
Thus the model approaches homogeneity and matter is dynamically negligible near the origin.
We also observe that constant which shows that shear scalar is proportional
to heat conduction (i.e. .
Thus, the solutions demonstrated in this paper may be useful for better understanding of the evolution of the universe in Bianchi type-V space-time within the framework of Sez-Ballester scalar-tensor theory of gravitation. The solutions presented here can be one of the potential candidates to describe the observed universe.
One of the authors (A. Pradhan) would like to thank the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc.), Chennai, India for providing facility and support under associateship scheme where part of this work was carried out. The authors thank Chanchal Chowla for her help in drawing the figures and also for fruitful discussions.
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