3 years ago

Comment on "Covariant Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff equations. II. The anisotropic case".

A. A. Isayev

Recently, the covariant formulation of the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff (TOV) equations for studying the equilibrium structure of a spherically symmetric compact star in the presence of the pressure anisotropy in the interior of a star was presented in Phys. Rev. D \textbf{97} (2018) 124057. It was suggested there that the anisotropic solution of these equations can be obtained by finding, first, the solution of the common TOV equations for the isotropic pressure, and then by solving the differential equation for the anisotropic pressure whose particular form was established on the basis of the covariant TOV equations. It turns out that the anisotropic pressure determined according to this scheme has a nonremovable singularity $\Pi\sim\frac{1}{r^2}$ in the center of a star, and, hence, the corresponding anisotropic solution cannot represent a physically relevant model of an anisotropic compact star.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1808.05699

DOI: arXiv:1808.05699v1

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