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tensorsGR

  

compute General Relativity curvature tensors in a coordinate basis

 

Calling Sequence

Parameters

Description

Examples

Calling Sequence

tensorsGR(coord, cov_metric, 'contra_metric', 'det_met', 'C1', 'C2', 'Rm', 'Rc', 'R', 'G', 'C', print_flag)

Parameters

coord

-

list of coordinate variable names, for example, [t,x,y,z]

cov_metric

-

rank-2 symmetric tensor_type of the covariant metric

print_flag

-

(optional) print directive to print results after computation

contra_metric

-

rank-2 symmetric tensor_type of contravariant metric

det_met

-

determinant of the covariant metric component matrix

C1

-

Christoffel symbols of the first kind

C2

-

Christoffel symbols of the second kind

Rm

-

covariant Riemann tensor

Rc

-

covariant Ricci tensor

R

-

Ricci scalar

G

-

covariant Einstein tensor

C

-

covariant Weyl tensor

Description

Important: The tensor package has been deprecated. Use the superseding packages DifferentialGeometry and Physics instead.

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The function tensorsGR(coord, cov_metric, 'contra_metric', 'det_met', 'C1', 'C2', 'Rm', 'Rc', 'R', 'G', 'C') calculates the following objects given the coordinates, coord, and covariant metric tensor, cov_metric:

– 

contravariant metric tensor, returned through contra_metric

– 

determinant of the metric tensor components, returned through det_met

– 

Christoffel symbols of the first kind, returned through C1

– 

Christoffel symbols of the second kind, returned through C2

– 

covariant Riemann tensor, returned through Rm

– 

covariant Ricci tensor, returned through Rc

– 

Ricci scalar, returned through R

– 

covariant Einstein tensor, returned through G

– 

covariant Weyl tensor, returned through C

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The calculated quantities are returned via the third through eleventh parameters.  Since these are output parameters, they must be passed as unassigned names.  The return value is NULL.

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The last parameter, print_flag, is optional directive to display the calculated results (using tensor[display_allGR]) after they have been calculated. If used, it must be passed with the value print.  Other values will result in an error.

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The calculations are made simply by making the appropriate calls to the following procedures: tensor[invert], tensor[partial_diff], tensor[Christoffel1], tensor[Christoffel2], tensor[Riemann], tensor[Ricci], tensor[Ricciscalar], tensor[Einstein], and tensor[Weyl].

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Note that this procedure is not strictly necessary.  However, it provides a convenient way to calculate all of the important general relativity curvature quantities in the natural basis.  The print_flag option provides the further convenience of displaying the results automatically once they are computed.

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Simplification:  Since this routine computes all of the quantities by calling the appropriate routines from the package, simplification is done according to the simplification methods of each individual routine.

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This function is part of the tensor package, and so can be used in the form tensorsGR(..) only after performing the command with(tensor), or with(tensor, tensorsGR).  This function can always be accessed in the long form tensor[tensorsGR](..).

Examples

Important: The tensor package has been deprecated. Use the superseding packages DifferentialGeometry and Physics instead.

withtensor:

Define the coordinates and covariant metric for the Schwarzschild metric:

coordst,r,th,ph:

garraysymmetric,sparse,1..4,1..4:

g1,112mr:g2,21g1,1:g3,3r2:g4,4r2sinth2:

metriccreate1,1,evalg

metric:=tableindex_char=1,1,compts=12mr0000112mr0000r20000r2sinth2

(1)

Compute the curvature (without the print option)

tensorsGRcoords,metric,contra_metric,det_met,C1,C2,Rm,Rc,R,G,C

Show it is a vacuum solution of the Einstein field equations

displayGREinstein,G

The Einstein Tensor

non-zero components :

None

character : [-1, -1]

(2)

Show that it is not flat.

displayGRWeyl,C

The Weyl Tensor

non-zero components :

C1212=2mr3

C1313=r+2mmr2

C1414=r+2mmsinth2r2

C2323=mr+2m

C2424=msinth2r+2m

C3434=2rmsinth2

character : [-1, -1, -1, -1]

(3)

See Also

Physics[Christoffel]

Physics[D_]

Physics[d_]

Physics[Einstein]

Physics[g_]

Physics[LeviCivita]

Physics[Ricci]

Physics[Riemann]

Physics[Weyl]

tensor(deprecated)

tensor(deprecated)/display_allGR

tensor(deprecated)[Christoffel1]

tensor(deprecated)[Christoffel2]

tensor(deprecated)[d1metric]

tensor(deprecated)[d2metric]

tensor(deprecated)[displayGR]

tensor(deprecated)[Einstein]

tensor(deprecated)[indexing]

tensor(deprecated)[invert]

tensor(deprecated)[Ricci]

tensor(deprecated)[Ricciscalar]

tensor(deprecated)[Riemann]

tensor(deprecated)[simp]

tensor(deprecated)[Weyl]

 


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