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Algebraic Computing in General Relativity : Lecture Notes from the First Brazilian School on Computer Algebra Vol. 2 - M. A. H. MacCallum

Algebraic Computing in General Relativity

Lecture Notes from the First Brazilian School on Computer Algebra Vol. 2

Hardcover Published: 24th November 1994
ISBN: 9780198536468
Number Of Pages: 396

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Based on lectures given at a summer school on computer algebra, the book provides a didactic description of the facilities available in three computor algebra systems - MAPLE, REDUCE and SHEEP - for performing calculations in the algebra-intensive field of general relativity. With MAPLE and REDUCE, two widespread great-purpose systems, the reader is shown how to use currently available packages to perform calculations with respect to tetrads, co-ordinate systems, and Poincare' gauge theory. The section on SHEEP and Stensor, being the first published book on these systems, explains how to use these systems to tackle a wide range of calculations with respect to tackle a wide range of calculations in general relativity, including the manipulation of indicial formulae. For the researcher in general relativity, the book therefore promises a wide overview of the facilities available in computer algebra to lessen the burden of the lengthy, error-prone calculations involved in their research.

SHEEP: A computer algebra system for general relativity: An overview of SHEEP; Using SHEEP and CLASSI; Using CLASSI to classify metrics; The internals of SHEEP; Packages for special occasions; STENSOR; REDUCE: in general relativity and Poincare gauge theory: Geometrical preliminaries; Calculations on coordinate bases; Anholonomic frames; The exterior calculus package EXCALC; The Poincare gauge theory; MAPLE: applications to general relativity: Introduction; Computation of the connection and the curvature; The Petrov classification of the Weyl tensor; Computer algebra aided integration of field equations with the NP package; Bibliography; Index.

ISBN: 9780198536468
ISBN-10: 0198536461
Series: Oxford Science Publications : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 24th November 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 1.1 x 1.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.47