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The Riemann tensor is defined in terms of second covariant derivatives of a vector. To relate the 4-dimensional Riemann tensor to its 3-dimensional counterpart, it is therefore natural to start by relating the corresponding covariant derivatives to each other. 49). 8. , Misner et al. 2). 63) for any spatial vector V a . 44). 17 Show that q Da Db V c = γ pa γ b γ cr ∇ p ∇q V r − K ab γ cr n p ∇ p V r − K ac K bp V p . 64) to relate the 3- and 4-dimensional Riemann tensors to each other. 64) to find q R dcba Vd = 2γ pa γ b γ cr ∇[ p ∇q] V r − 2K [ab] γ cr n p ∇ p V r − 2K [ac K b] p V p .

The above discussion reveals that formulating the Cauchy problem in general relativity logically involves a decomposition of 4-dimensional spacetime into 3-dimensional space and one-dimensional time. In this chapter we will explore how this split induces a natural “3 + 1” decomposition of Einstein’s equations and leads to the standard “3 + 1” equations of general relativity. 32) but they focus on the evolution of 12 purely spatial quantities closely related to gi j and ∂t gi j and the constraints that they must satisfy on spatial hypersurfaces.

It is also referred to as the “static limit”, because static observers cannot exist inside r = 2M, and the “surface of infinite redshift”, because photons emitted by a static source just outside r = 2M will have infinite wavelength when measured by a static observer at infinity. Schwarzschild geometry admits the two Killing vectors, et = ∂t and eφ = ∂φ . Freelyfalling test particles in Schwarzschild geometry thus conserve their energy E = − pt and orbital angular momentum l = pφ . Circular orbits of test particles exist down to r = 3M.