By Éric Gourgoulhon
This graduate-level, course-based textual content is dedicated to the 3+1 formalism of basic relativity, which additionally constitutes the theoretical foundations of numerical relativity. The publication begins by means of setting up the mathematical history (differential geometry, hypersurfaces embedded in space-time, foliation of space-time by means of a kinfolk of space-like hypersurfaces), after which turns to the 3+1 decomposition of the Einstein equations, giving upward push to the Cauchy challenge with constraints, which constitutes the center of 3+1 formalism. The ADM Hamiltonian formula of common relativity can also be brought at this degree. eventually, the decomposition of the problem and electromagnetic box equations is gifted, targeting the astrophysically suitable circumstances of an ideal fluid and an ideal conductor (ideal magnetohydrodynamics). the second one a part of the ebook introduces extra complicated issues: the conformal transformation of the 3-metric on every one hypersurface and the corresponding rewriting of the 3+1 Einstein equations, the Isenberg-Wilson-Mathews approximation to normal relativity, international amounts linked to asymptotic flatness (ADM mass, linear and angular momentum) and with symmetries (Komar mass and angular momentum). within the final half, the preliminary facts challenge is studied, the alternative of spacetime coordinates in the 3+1 framework is mentioned and diverse schemes for the time integration of the 3+1 Einstein equations are reviewed. the necessities are these of a simple basic relativity path with calculations and derivations provided intimately, making this article whole and self-contained. Numerical innovations are usually not lined during this book.
Keywords » 3+1 formalism and decomposition - ADM Hamiltonian - Cauchy challenge with constraints - Computational relativity and gravitation - Foliation and cutting of spacetime - Numerical relativity textbook
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E. contracting Eq. 64) with g αβ ) yields a simple relation between the divergence of the vector n and the trace of the extrinsic curvature tensor: K = −∇ · n . 3 Links Between the ∇ and D Connections Given a tensor field T on Σ, its covariant derivative DT with respect to the Levi– Civita connection D of the metric γ (cf. Sect. 67) the component version of which is [cf. Eq. vq . 68) Before proceeding to the demonstration of this formula, some comments are appropriate: first of all, the T in the right-hand side of Eq.
K contains the same information as the Weingarten map. 36 3 Geometry of Hypersurfaces Fig. 2 Plane Σ as a hypersurface of the Euclidean space R3 . Notice that the unit normal vector n stays constant along Σ; this implies that the extrinsic curvature of Σ vanishes identically. 19) is chosen so that K agrees with the convention used in the numerical relativity community, as well as in the MTW book . g. Carroll , Poisson , Wald ) choose the opposite convention. 19), we get ∀(u, v) ∈ T p (Σ) × T p (Σ), K (u, v) = −u · ∇ v n .
70) that this deviation is always in the direction of the normal vector n. 4 Spacelike Hypersurfaces 49 Fig. 6 In the Euclidean space R3 , the plane Σ is a totally geodesic hypersurface, for the geodesic between two points A and B within (Σ, γ ) (solid line) coincides with the geodesic in the ambient space (dashed line). On the contrary, for the sphere, the two geodesics are distinct, whatever the position of points A and B Consider a geodesic curve L in (Σ, γ ) and the tangent vector u associated with some affine parametrization of L .
3+1 Formalism in General Relativity - Bases of Numerical Relativity by Éric Gourgoulhon