[0812.4395] Numerical modeling of black holes as sources of gravitational waves in a nutshell

Authors: Sascha Husa

Date: 23 Dec 2008

Abstract: These notes summarize basic concepts underlying numerical relativity and in particular the numerical modeling of black hole dynamics as a source of gravitational waves. Main topics are the 3+1 decomposition of general relativity, the concept of a well-posed initial value problem, the construction of initial data for general relativity, trapped surfaces and gravitational waves. Also, a brief summary is given of recent progress regarding the numerical evolution of black hole binary systems.

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Jan 09, 2009

0812.4395 (/preprints)
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