A symmetry of Brans-Dicke gravity in (electro)vacuo or in the presence of conformally invariant matter is presented and used as a solution-generating technique starting from a known solution as a seed. This novel technique is applied to generate, as examples, new spatially homogeneous and isotropic cosmologies, a 3-parameter family of spherical time-dependent spacetimes conformal to a Campanelli-Lousto geometry, and a family of cylindrically symmetric geometries.
V. Faraoni, D. Ciftci and S. Belknap-Keet
Thu, 7 Dec 17
Comments: 9 pages, comments welcome