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The Dynamics of Spacetime Curvature: Nonlinear Aspects

Thorne, Kip S. (1985) The Dynamics of Spacetime Curvature: Nonlinear Aspects. In: Nonlinear Phenomena in Physics. Springer Proceedings in Physics. No.3. Springer Berlin Heidelberg , Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 280-291. ISBN 9783642932915.

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Although general relativity is among the oldest and most studied of all nonlinear theories in physics, it has played only a modest role in the exciting soliton and chaos developments of recent years. There are three causes of this, I think: (i) The absence of any experimental data for strong gravity situations, which has protected relativists from having their noses rubbed in chaos; (ii) the extreme difficulty of solving Einstein’s equations, which has induced relativists to concentrate on situations of weak gravity or high symmetry where chaos is usually absent and soliton-like structures were recognized as such only recently; and (iii) inadequate communication between relativists and people working on solitons and chaos.

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Subject Keywords:Black Hole; Gravitational Wave; Light Cone; Spacetime Curvature; Einstein Field Equation
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Deposited By: George Porter
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