Post-Newtonian expansions for perfect fluids

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Oliynyk, Todd A.
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We prove the existence of a large class of dynamical solutions to the Einstein-Euler equations that have a first post-Newtonian expansion. The results here are based on the elliptic-hyperbolic formulation of the Einstein-Euler equations used in \cite{Oli06}, which contains a singular parameter $\ep = v_T/c$, where $v_T$ is a characteristic velocity associated with the fluid and $c$ is the speed of light. As in \cite{Oli06}, energy estimates on weighted Sobolev spaces are used to analyze the behavior of solutions to the Einstein-Euler equations in the limit $\ep\searrow 0$, and to demonstrate the validity of the first post-Newtonian expansion as an approximation.
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General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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