General relativistic weak-field limit and Newtonian N-body simulations

29 Nov 2017  ·  Fidler Christian, Tram Thomas, Rampf Cornelius, Crittenden Robert, Koyama Kazuya, Wands David ·

We show how standard Newtonian N-body simulations can be interpreted in terms of the weak-field limit of general relativity by employing the recently developed Newtonian motion gauge. Our framework allows the inclusion of radiation perturbations and the non-linear evolution of matter... We show how to construct the weak-field metric by combining Newtonian simulations with results from Einstein-Boltzmann codes. We discuss observational effects on weak lensing and ray tracing, identifying important relativistic corrections. read more

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Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology