A perturbative approach to the construction of initial data on compact manifolds
Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly
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We discuss the implementation, on compact manifolds, of the perturbative method of Friedrich-Butscher for the construction of solutions to the vacuum Einstein constraint equations. This method is of a perturbative nature and exploits the properties of the extended constraint equations ---a larger system of equations whose solutions imply a solution to the Einstein constraints. The method is applied to the construction of nonlinear perturbations of constant mean curvature initial data of constant negative sectional curvature. We prove the existence of a neighbourhood of solutions to the constraint equations around such initial data, with particular components of the extrinsic curvature and electric/magnetic parts of the spacetime Weyl curvature prescribed as free data. The space of such free data is parametrised explicitly.
AuthorsValiente Kroon, JA; Williams, J
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