Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Dark side of the universe in the Stephani cosmology
Department of Physics, Shahid Beheshti University, G.C., Evin, Tehran, 19839, Iran
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Accepted: 22 July 2014
Published online: 9 August 2014
We investigate the late time acceleration of the universe in the context of the Stephani model. This solution generalizes those of Friedmann–Lemaitre–Robertson–Walker (FLRW) in such a way that the spatial curvature is a function of time. We show that the inhomogeneity of the models can lead to an accelerated evolution of the universe that is analogous to that obtained with FLRW models through a cosmological constant or any exotic component for matter.
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