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Physics[SumOverRepeatedIndices] - perform summation over the repeated indices of a tensorial expression

Calling Sequence

SumOverRepeatedIndices(expression, alpha, beta, ...)

Parameters

expression

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any algebraic tensorial expression having spacetime repeated indices implying summation

alpha, beta, ...

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optional, the repeated indices to be summed, if not given, all the spacetime repeated indices of expression are summed

simplifier = ...

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optional - indicates the simplifier to be used instead; default is none

Description

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The SumOverRepeatedIndices performs the summation over the repeated indices of expression implied when using the Einstein summation convention. The summation takes into account the covariant and contravariant character of each contracted index.

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The summation is performed from 1 to the dimension of spacetime, and optionally you indicate the indices (not their range) over which the summation is to be performed. The summation indices are indicated in sequence after expression. If no indices are indicated then summation is performed over all the repeated indices of expression.

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To check and determine the free and repeated indices of an expression use Check.

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By default, the summation is performed without simplifying the result; to have the result simplified before returning, indicate the simplifier on the right-hand-side of the optional argument simplifier = ...

Examples

withPhysics:

Setupmathematicalnotation=true

mathematicalnotation=true

(1)

Consider the complete contraction of indices between the Riemann tensor and its dual R2 in a Schwarzschild spacetime in spherical coordinates

R*α,β,μ,ν=12Εμ,ν,ρ,σRα,βρ,σ

For that purpose, set first the metric and the coordinates -you can use Setup for that, or because the Schwarzschild metric is known to the system you can directly pass the keyword or an abbreviation of it to the metric g_ to do all in one step

g_sc

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Systems of spacetime coordinates are:X=r,θ,φ,t

Default differentiation variables for d_, D_ and dAlembertian are:X=r,θ,φ,t

The Schwarzschild metric in coordinates r,θ,φ,t

Parameters: m

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g_μ,ν=rr+2m0000r20000r2sinθ20000r2mr

(2)

Enter the dual of the Riemann tensor

R212LeviCivitaα,β,ρ,σRiemann~rho,~sigma,μ,ν

R2εα,β,ρ,σRρ,σμ,νρ,σμ,ν2

(3)

Multiply both

R2Riemann~alpha,~beta,~mu,~nu

εα,β,ρ,σRρ,σμ,νρ,σμ,νRα,β,μ,να,β,μ,ν2

(4)

Check the indices

Check,all

The repeated indices per term are: ...,...,..., the free indices are: ...

α,β,μ,ν,ρ,σ,

(5)

Perform the summation over these 6 indices

SumOverRepeatedIndices

0

(6)

So (4) is zero; this term enters the computation of the 1st of the Riemann scalars, S1=148Rα,β,μ,νRα,β,μ,νiRα,β,μ,νR*α,β,μ,ν

and S2=196Rα,β,μ,νRα,β,ρ,σRρ,σμ,ν+iRα,β,μ,νRα,β,ρ,σR*ρ,σμ,ν

Riemannscalars

S1=m2r6,S2=m3r9

(7)

and actually for both scalars only the first term in these formulas is different from zero:

Riemannα,β,μ,νRiemann~alpha,~beta,~mu,~nu

Rα,β,μ,νRα,β,μ,να,β,μ,ν

(8)

SumOverRepeatedIndices

48m2r6

(9)

Riemannα,β,μ,νRiemann~alpha,~beta,~rho,~sigmaRiemannρ,σ,~mu,~nu

Rα,β,μ,νRα,β,ρ,σα,β,ρ,σRρ,σμ,νρ,σμ,ν

(10)

SumOverRepeatedIndices

96m3r9

(11)

See Also

Check, Coordinates, Define, g_, LeviCivita, Physics, Physics conventions, Physics examples, Physics Updates, Tensors - a complete guide, Mini-Course Computer Algebra for Physicists, Riemann, Setup

References

  

Landau, L.D., and Lifshitz, E.M. The Classical Theory of Fields, Course of Theoretical Physics Volume 2, fourth revised English edition. Elsevier, 1975.

Compatibility

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The Physics[SumOverRepeatedIndices] command was introduced in Maple 16.

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For more information on Maple 16 changes, see Updates in Maple 16.