The energy and the linear momentum of space-times in general relativity

  title={The energy and the linear momentum of space-times in general relativity},
  author={R. Schoen and S. Yau},
  journal={Communications in Mathematical Physics},
  • R. Schoen, S. Yau
  • Published 1981
  • Physics
  • Communications in Mathematical Physics
We extend our previous proof of the positive mass conjecture to allow a more general asymptotic condition proposed by York. Hence we are able to prove that for an isolated physical system, the energy momentum four vector is a future timelike vector unless the system is trivial. Furthermore, we allow singularities of the type of black holes. 
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