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EDerkatch

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If anyone could point me in the right direction with this problem I'd really appreciate it.

"Show that the cosmological constant can be interpreted as a perfect fluid having an equation of state w=-1."

I have a rough idea of how to do the second part of the proof: if the cosmological constant can be interpreted as a perfect fluid then

ρ(dot)+3(a(dot)/a)(ρ+P)=0 (conservation equation)=>ρ+P=0 due to the continuity of a perfect fluid.

But how do I show that it can be interpreted as a perfect fluid?