where , , and are four metric functions which depend on the coordinates r and only (unless otherwise noted, we assume c = G =1). The perfect fluid has a stress-energy tensor
a four velocity
and a 3-velocity with respect to a zero angular momentum observer of
where and are the two killing vectors associated with the time and translational symmetries of the space-time, is the metric tensor, and is the angular velocity. Having specified an equation of state for very dense matter, the structure of the star is computed by solving four components of Einstein's gravitational field equations
(where is the Ricci tensor and ) and the equation of hydrostationary equilibrium.
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