Electromagnetism in Gravitational Collapse Electromagnetism in Gravitational Collapse

by Skinfill, Craig Ernest

Abstract (Summary)
A numerical approach to including electromagnetism with general relativity is developed using GRAXI as a starting point. We develop a mathematical model describing electromagnetism coupled to a scalar field in an evolving axisymmetric spacetime. As there are numerous formulations of electromagnetism, we evalute different formulations in a limited flat space case. The full curved space system is then developed, using the flat case as a guide to implementing electromagnetism. This model is then implemented using GRAXI as a code base.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Brigham Young University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:electromagnetism gravitational collapse numerical relativity


Date of Publication:12/07/2005

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