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Numerical evolution of axisymmetric, isolated systems in general relativity

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Hein,  M
Department Empirical Inference, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society;

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Frauendiener, J., & Hein, M. (2002). Numerical evolution of axisymmetric, isolated systems in general relativity. Physical Review D, 66, 124004-124004.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-E0AC-5
Abstract
We describe in this article a new code for evolving axisymmetric isolated systems in general relativity. Such systems are described by asymptotically flat space-times, which have the property that they admit a conformal extension. We are working directly in the extended conformal manifold and solve numerically Friedrich's conformal field equations, which state that Einstein's equations hold in the physical space-time. Because of the compactness of the conformal space-time the entire space-time can be calculated on a finite numerical grid. We describe in detail the numerical scheme, especially the treatment of the axisymmetry and the boundary.