Numerical Approaches to Spacetime Singularities

Beverly K. Berger  
Physics Department, Oakland University,
Rochester, MI 48309, U.S.A.
Physics Division, National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230, U.S.A.

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This Living Review updates a previous version [29] which is itself an update of a review article [28Jump To The Next Citation Point]. Numerical exploration of the properties of singularities could, in principle, yield detailed understanding of their nature in physically realistic cases. Examples of numerical investigations into the formation of naked singularities, critical behavior in collapse, passage through the Cauchy horizon, chaos of the Mixmaster singularity, and singularities in spatially inhomogeneous cosmologies are discussed.

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