By Éric Gourgoulhon

This graduate-level, course-based textual content is dedicated to the 3+1 formalism of normal relativity, which additionally constitutes the theoretical foundations of numerical relativity. The ebook begins through developing the mathematical history (differential geometry, hypersurfaces embedded in space-time, foliation of space-time by way of a relatives of space-like hypersurfaces), after which turns to the 3+1 decomposition of the Einstein equations, giving upward push to the Cauchy challenge with constraints, which constitutes the middle of 3+1 formalism. The ADM Hamiltonian formula of basic relativity is additionally brought at this level. eventually, the decomposition of the problem and electromagnetic box equations is gifted, targeting the astrophysically proper circumstances of an ideal fluid and an ideal conductor (ideal magnetohydrodynamics). the second one a part of the publication introduces extra complicated subject matters: the conformal transformation of the 3-metric on each one hypersurface and the corresponding rewriting of the 3+1 Einstein equations, the Isenberg-Wilson-Mathews approximation to common relativity, international amounts linked to asymptotic flatness (ADM mass, linear and angular momentum) and with symmetries (Komar mass and angular momentum). within the final half, the preliminary information challenge is studied, the alternative of spacetime coordinates in the 3+1 framework is mentioned and numerous schemes for the time integration of the 3+1 Einstein equations are reviewed. the necessities are these of a easy common relativity direction with calculations and derivations awarded intimately, making this article entire and self-contained. Numerical recommendations aren't lined during this book.

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45)]. 64) where δ denotes any variation (derivative) that fulfills the Leibniz rule, tr stands for the trace and × for the matrix product. We conclude that ∂ 1 ∇·v= √ |g| ∂ x μ |g| vμ . 65) Similarly, for an antisymmetric tensor field of type (2, 0), ∇μ Aαμ = ∂ ∂ Aαμ ∂ Aαμ 1 α σμ μ ασ + Γ A +Γ A = +√ σ μ σ μ ∂xμ ∂xμ ∂ |g| x σ |g| Aασ , 0 where we have used the fact that Γσαμ is symmetric in (σ, μ), whereas Aσ μ is antisymmetric. Hence the simple formula for the divergence of an antisymmetric tensor field of (2, 0): ∂ 1 ∇μ Aαμ = √ |g| ∂ x μ |g|Aαμ .

The covariant derivative of the metric tensor vanishes identically: ∇g = 0 . 60) ∇ is called the Levi–Civita connection associated with g. In this book, we shall consider only such connections. With respect to the Levi–Civita connection, the Levi–Civita tensor ε introduced in Sect. 4 shares the same property as g: ∇ε = 0 . 4 Covariant Derivative 21 symbols; they can be evaluated from the partial derivatives of the metric components with respect to the coordinates: Γ γαβ = 1 γμ g 2 ∂ gαβ ∂ gμβ ∂ gαμ .

We will use letters from the beginning of the alphabet (α, β, γ , . ) for free indices, and letters starting from μ (μ, v, ρ, . ) as dumb indices for contraction (in this way the tensorial degree (valence) of any equation is immediately apparent). ) run in {2, 3} only. 1 Definition A hypersurface of M is the image Σ of a 3-dimensional manifold Σˆ by an embedding Φ : Σˆ → M (Fig. 1): ˆ Σ = Φ(Σ). e. a oneto-one mapping such that both Φ and Φ −1 are continuous. The one-to-one character guarantees that Σ does not “intersect itself”.