1 Introduction

Local and Global Existence Theorems for the Einstein Equations

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Alan D. Rendall
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik
Schlaatzweg 1, 14473 Potsdam, Germany

(Accepted 15 January 1998)


This article is a guide to the literature on existence theorems for the Einstein equations which also draws attention to open problems in the field. The local in time Cauchy problem, which is relatively well understood, is treated first. Next global results for solutions with symmetry are discussed. This is followed by a presentation of global results in the case of small data, and some miscellaneous topics connected with the main theme.

1 Introduction

image Local and global existence theorems for the Einstein equations
Alan D. Rendall
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