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Turkish Journal of Mathematics

DOI

10.3906/mat-1304-3

Abstract

We give necessary and sufficient conditions for warped product manifolds (M,g), of dimension \geqslant 4, with 1-dimensional base, and in particular, for generalized Robertson--Walker spacetimes, to satisfy some generalized Einstein metric condition. Namely, the difference tensor R . C - C . R, formed from the curvature tensor R and the Weyl conformal curvature tensor C, is expressed by the Tachibana tensor Q(S,R) formed from the Ricci tensor S and R. We also construct suitable examples of such manifolds. They are quasi-Einstein, i.e. at every point of M rank (S - \alpha g) \leqslant 1, for some \alpha \in R, or non-quasi-Einstein.

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353

Last Page

373

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