Analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical relativity / Jörg Frauendiener, Domenico J.W. Giulini, Volker Perlick (eds.) ; with a foreword by Roger Penrose.
A Personal Perspective on Global Lorentzian Geometry.- The Space of Null Geodesics (and a New Causal Boundary).- Some Variational Problems in Semi-Riemannian Geometry.- On the Geometry of pp-Wave type Spacetimes.- Concepts fo Hyperbolicity and Relativistic Continuum Mechanics.- Elliptic Systems.- Mathematical Properties of Cosmological Models With Accelerated Expansion.- The Poincare Structure and the Centre-of-Mass of Asymptotically Flat Spacetimes.- Computer Simulation - a Tool For Mathematical Relativity - and Vice Versa.- On Boundary Conditions for the Einstein Equations.- Recent Analytical and Numerical Techniques Applied to the Einstein Equations.- Some Mathematical Problems in Numerical Relativity.
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Publisher's Summary:
Today, general relativity rates among the most accurately tested fundamental theories in all of physics. However, deficiencies in our mathematical and conceptual understanding still exist, and these partly hamper further progress. For this reason alone, but no less important from the point of view that a theory-based prediction should be regarded as no better than one's own structural understanding of the underlying theory, one should undertake serious investigations into the corresponding mathematical issues. This book contains a representative collection of surveys by experts in mathematical relativity writing about the current status of, and problems in, their fields. There are four contributions for each of the following mathematical areas: differential geometry and differential topology, analytical methods and differential equations, and numerical methods. This book addresses graduate students and specialist researchers alike. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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