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Group classification of the characteristic initial value equations for a radiating axisymmetric, non-rotating, vacuum spacetime
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2007 (English)In: Classical and quantum gravity, ISSN 0264-9381, E-ISSN 1361-6382, Vol. 24, no 23, 6007-6017 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We carry out a Lie group analysis of the Sachs equations for a time-dependent axisymmetric non-rotating spacetime in which the Ricci tensor vanishes. These equations, which are the first two members of the set of Newman-Penrose equations, define the characteristic initial-value problem for the spacetime. We find that the equations admit a five-dimensional equivalence Lie algebra. The initial value function that allows the equations to admit a non-trivial Lie symmetry separates into three disjoint equivalence classes.

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BRISTOL: IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2007. Vol. 24, no 23, 6007-6017 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8168DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/24/23/020ISI: 000251428500020Local ID: diva2:835857
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-05-08 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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