Cylindrical Gravitational Waves in Expanding Universes: Explicit Pulse Solutions [article]

Robert H. Gowdy
2007 arXiv   pre-print
Solutions analogous to the Weber-Wheeler cylindrical pulse waves are found for the case of cylindrical gravitational waves in an expanding universe. These pulse solutions mimic the asymptotic properties of waves from an isolated source in three dimensions and can be used to test the far-field behavior of numerical simulation techniques.
arXiv:0710.0897v1 fatcat:5hidzeseujekzkcma3kc5njufa