Living Reviews in Relativity

"Initial Data for Numerical Relativity"
by
Gregory B. Cook  

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Abstract
1 Introduction
1.1 Conventions
2 The Initial-Value Equations
2.1 Initial data
2.2 York–Lichnerowicz conformal decompositions
2.3 Conformal thin-sandwich decomposition
2.4 Stationary solutions
3 Black Hole Initial Data
3.1 Classic solutions
3.2 General multi-hole solutions
3.3 Horizon-penetrating solutions
3.4 Quasicircular binary data
4 Neutron-Star Initial Data
4.1 Hydrostatic equilibrium
4.2 Isolated neutron stars
4.3 Neutron-star binaries
5 Acknowledgments
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