On the existence of Killing vector fields

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Abstract

In covariant metric theories of coupled gravity-matter systems the necessary and sufficient conditions ensuring the existence of a Killing vector field are investigated. It is shown that the symmetries of initial data sets are preserved by the evolution of hyperbolic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1695-1703
Number of pages9
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1999

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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