The causal structure of microlocalized rough Einstein metrics

Abstract

This is the second in a series of three papers in which we initiate the study of very rough solutions to the initial value problem for the Einstein vacuum equations expressed relative to wave coordinates. By very rough we mean solutions which cannot be constructed by the classical techniques of energy estimates and Sobolev inequalities. In this paper we develop the geometric analysis of the Eikonal equation for microlocalized rough Einstein metrics. This is a crucial step in the derivation of the decay estimates needed in the first paper.

Authors

Sergiu Klainerman

Department of Mathematics
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States

Igor Rodnianski

Department of Mathematics
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
United States