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General Relativity and Gravitation
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Matching spherical dust solutions to construct cosmological models

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Conditions for smooth cosmological models are set out and applied to inhomogeneous spherically symmetric models constructed by matching together different Lemaître-Tolman-Bondi solutions to the Einstein field equations. As an illustration the methods are applied to a collapsing dust sphere in a curved background. This describes a region which expands and then collapses to form a black hole in an Einstein de Sitter background. We show that in all such models if there is no vacuum region then the singularity must go on accreting matter for an infinite LTB time.

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General Relativity and Gravitation

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