Towards a singularity-proof scheme in numerical relativity

Edward Seidel, Wai Mo Suen

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Abstract

Progress in numerical relativity has been hindered for 30 years because of the difficulties of avoiding spacetime singularities in numerical evolution. We propose a scheme which excises a region inside an apparent horizon containing the singularity. Two major ingredients of the scheme are the use of a horizon-locking coordinate and a finite differencing which respects the causal structure of the spacetime. Encouraging results of the scheme in the spherical collapse case are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1845-1848
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume69
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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