Nonlinear impact of perturbation theory on numerical relativity

  title={Nonlinear impact of perturbation theory on numerical relativity},
  author={Edward Seidel},
I discuss the impact of gauge-invariant perturbation theory, as developed originally by Vincent Moncrief, on numerical simulations of Einstein’s theory. Far from being replaced by numerical relativity, perturbative approaches remain essential for analysing, interpreting, extending and complementing fully nonlinear approaches. In the last decade, as computers have become ever more powerful tools for studying the full nonlinear equations, the power and application of perturbation theory has also… CONTINUE READING