General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 559–571 | Cite as

The time-symmetric initial value problem for a homogeneous, anisotropic, empty, closed universe, using Regge calculus

  • Ruth M. Williams
Research Articles

Abstract

Models for a homogeneous, anisotropic, empty, closed universe at a particular moment of time are constructed from sets of empty tetrahedra. It is shown using Regge calculus that only two such models have a moment of time symmetry.

Keywords

Differential Geometry Closed Universe Time Symmetry Empty Tetrahedron 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth M. Williams
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  1. 1.The Institute for Advanced StudyPrinceton

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