Coordinates and boundary conditions for the general relativistic initial data problem

@article{Thornburg1987CoordinatesAB,
  title={Coordinates and boundary conditions for the general relativistic initial data problem},
  author={Jonathan Thornburg},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={1987},
  volume={4},
  pages={1119-1131}
}
  • J. Thornburg
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • Physics
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
Using York's method, the author discusses techniques for numerically constructing GR initial data on a Cauchy surface representing spacetimes containing arbitrary numbers of black holes, each with arbitrary mass, position, (linear) momentum and spin (angular momentum). The initial data slices discussed are maximal and 3-conformally flat. The author restricts the discussion to axisymmetric asymptotically flat vacuum (outside the black holes) slices, although these restrictions are not essential. 

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