dominant energy condition

dominant energy condition

[′däm·ə·nənt ′en·ər·jē kən‚dish·ən]
(relativity)
The condition used in general relativity theory that all observers see a nonnegative energy density and a nonnegative energy flux.
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The dominant energy condition will be assumed [mu] [greater than or equal to] [absolute value of (J)].
Observe that the dominant energy condition implies that the right-hand side of (6) is manifestly nonnegative except for the divergenceterm.
The case [xi] < -1 is the case of so called phantom dark energy for which the dominant energy condition violated [26].
As we see, the existence of vacuum surfaces and hence the violation of the weak energy condition beyond them is possible if and only if a related spherical solution satisfies the dominant energy condition [31] ([??] [greater than or equal to] [[??].sub.k] in (20)).
The second type of interiors exists if the related spherical solution satisfies the dominant energy condition. This type of interior is presented by de Sitter vacuum S-surface specified by p = -[rho], which contains de Sitter disk as the bridge.