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LRS Bianchi Type II Massive String Cosmological Models with Magnetic Field in Lyra's Geometry
Bianchi type II massive string cosmological models with magnetic field and time dependent gauge function () in the frame work of Lyra's geometry are investigated. The magnetic field is in -plane. To get the deterministic solution, we have assumed that the shear () is proportional to the expansion (). This leads to , where and are metric potentials and is a constant. We find that the models start with a big bang at initial singularity and expansion decreases due to lapse of time. The anisotropy is maintained throughout but the model isotropizes when . The physical and geometrical aspects of the model in the presence and absence of magnetic field are also discussed.
Bianchi type II space time successfully explains the initial stage of evolution of universe. Asseo and Sol  have given the importance of Bianchi type II space time for the study of universe. The string theory is useful to describe an event at the early stage of evolution of universe in a lucid way. Cosmic strings play a significant role in the structure formation and evolution of universe. The presence of string in the early universe has been explained by Kibble , Vilenkin , and Zel’dovich  using grand unified theories. These strings have stress energy and are classified as massive and geometric strings. The pioneer work in the formation of energy momentum tensor for classical massive strings is due to Letelier  who explained that the massive strings are formed by geometric strings (Stachel ) with particle attached along its extension. Letelier  first used this idea in obtaining some cosmological solutions for massive string for Bianchi type I and Kantowski-Sachs space-times. Many authors’ namely, Banerjee et al. , Tikekar and Patel [8, 9], Wang , and Bali et al. [11–14], have investigated string cosmological models in different contexts.
Einstein introduced general theory of relativity to describe gravitation in terms of geometry and it helped him to geometrize other physical fields. Motivated by the successful attempt of Einstein, Weyl  made one of the best attempts to generalize Riemannian geometry to unify gravitation and electromagnetism. Unfortunately Weyl’s theory was not accepted due to nonintegrability of length. Lyra  proposed a modification in Riemannian geometry by introducing gauge function into the structureless manifold. This modification removed the main obstacle of the Weyl theory . Sen  formulated a new scalar tensor theory of gravitation and constructed an analogue of Einstein field equations based on Lyra geometry. Halford  pointed out that the constant vector field () in Lyra geometry plays a similar role of cosmological constant () in general theory of relativity. The scalar tensor theory of gravitation in Lyra geometry predicts the same effects within the observational limits as in the Einstein theory. The main difference between the cosmological theories based on Lyra geometry and Riemannian geometry lies in the fact that the constant displacement vector () arises naturally from the concept of gauge in Lyra geometry whereas the cosmological constant () was introduced by Einstein in an ad hoc manner to find static solution of his field equations. Many authors, namely, Beesham , T. Singh and G. P. Singh , Chakraborty and Ghosh , Rahaman and Bera , Pradhan et al. [23, 24], Bali and Chandnani [25, 26], and Ram et al. , have studied cosmological models in the frame work of Lyra’s geometry.
The present day magnitude of magnetic field is very small as compared to estimated matter density. It might not have been negligible during early stage of evolution of universe. Asseo and Sol  speculated a primordial magnetic field of cosmological origin. Vilenkin  has pointed out that cosmic strings may act as gravitational lensing. Therefore, it is interesting to discuss whether it is possible to construct an analogue of cosmic string in the presence of magnetic field in the frame work of Lyra’s geometry. Recently, Bali et al.  investigated Bianchi type I string dust magnetized cosmological model in the frame work of Lyra’s geometry.
In this paper, we have investigated LRS Bianchi type II massive string cosmological models with magnetic field in Lyra’s geometry. We find that it is possible to construct an analogue of cosmic string solution in presence of magnetic field in the frame work of Lyra geometry. The physical and geometrical aspects of the model together with behavior of the model in the presence and absence of magnetic field are also discussed.
2. The Metric and Field Equations
We consider Locally Rotationally Symmetric (LRS) Bianchi type II metric as where Thus the metric (1) leads to where and are functions of alone.
Energy momentum tensor for string dust in the presence of magnetic field is given by Einstein’s modified field equation in normal gauge for Lyra’s manifold obtained by Sen  is given by where ; ; ; ; is the matter density, the cloud string’s tension density, the fluid flow vector, the gauge function, the electromagnetic field tensor and the space like 4-vectors representing the string’s direction.
The electromagnetic field tensor given by Lichnerowicz  is given as with being the magnetic permeability and the magnetic flux vector defined by where is the electromagnetic field tensor and the Levi-Civita tensor density. We assume that the current is flowing along the -axis, so magnetic field is in -plane. Thus , , and is the only nonvanishing component of . This leads to by virtue of (7). We also find due to the assumption of infinite electrical conductivity of the fluid (Maartens ). A cosmological model which contains a global magnetic field is necessarily anisotropic since the magnetic vector specifies a preferred spatial direction (Bronnikov et al. ). The Maxwell’s equation leads to which leads to For , (7) leads to Now the components of corresponding to the line element (3) are as follows: Now the modified Einstein’s field equations (5) for the metric (3) lead to where and the direction of string is only along the -axis so that , .
For , (18) leads to which again leads to where
3. Solution of Field Equations
For the complete determination of the model of the universe, we assume that the shear tensor () is proportional to the expansion () which leads to From (20), we have with being constant of integration.
By (22), we have which leads to where .
4. Some Physical and Geometrical Features
Similarly from (15), the string tension density is given as where Equation (23) gives The expansion () is given as which leads to Shear () is given by which leads to The deceleration parameter is given by which leads to
5. Model in Absence of Magnetic Field
By (22), we have Using (48) and (49) in metric (3), we get which again leads to In this case, the energy density (), the string tension density (), gauge function (), the expansion (), shear (), and deceleration parameter () are given by
Model (34) in the presence of magnetic field starts with a big bang at and the expansion in the model decreases as increases. The spatial volume increases as increases. Thus inflationary scenario exists in the model. The model has point-type singularity at where . Since , hence anisotropy is maintained throughout. However, if , then the model isotropizes. The displacement vector is initially large but decreases due to lapse of time where ; however, increases continuously when . The matter density when .
Model (51) starts with a big bang at when and the expansion in the model decreases as time increases. The displacement vector () is initially large but decreases due to lapse of time. The model (51) has point-type singularity at , where . Since , hence anisotropy is maintained throughout. However, if , then the model isotropizes.
Thus it is possible to construct globally regular Bianchi type II solutions with displacement vector () using geometric condition shear which is proportional to expansion.
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