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Nonlinear vs. chaotic spacetime

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    Is it accurate that general relativity may predict nonlinear but not chaotic spacetime?
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2009 #2

    atyy

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    I don't know what a nonlinear spacetime is. The Einstein field equation is nonlinear in the sense that two different spacetimes, although each a solution of the equation, their sum would not be a solution.

    There is a spacetime which is solution of the Einstein field equation which is believed to be chaotic:
    The mixmaster universe: A chaotic Farey tale
    Neil Cornish, Janna Levin
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9612066
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 #3
    atyy,

    You answered my question quite well. Thank you.
     
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