Hyperbolic formulations of the equations of motion are essential technique for proving the well-posedness of the Cauchy problem of a system, and are also helpful for implementing stable long time evolution in numerical applications. We, here, present three kinds of hyperbolic systems in the Ashtekar formulation of general relativity for Lorentzian vacuum spacetime. We exhibit several (I) weakly hyperbolic, (II) diagonalizable hyperbolic, and (III) symmetric hyperbolic systems, with each their eigenvalues. We demonstrate that Ashtekar's original equations form a weakly hyperbolic system. We discuss how gauge conditions and reality conditions are constrained during each step toward constructing a symmetric hyperbolic system.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||International Journal of Modern Physics D|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Feb|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mathematical Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science