asymptotically flat

asymptotically flat

[‚ā·sim¦tät·ə·klē ′flat]
(relativity)
A space-time is asymptotically flat if it approaches Minkowski space-time at a prescribed rate at large spatial distances.
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And using the Kerr-Schild formalism, one can obtain exact asymptotically flat multiparticle solutions of the Einstein-Maxwell field equations.
The first work solves the Cauchy problem for the Einstein vacuum equations with more general, asymptotically flat initial data and then describes the asymptotic behavior.