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Computing the Ricci and Einstein Tensors

J. Aguirregabiria
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1990
Volume: 1
Issue: 2
Page range: 51-54

Two related packages, Ricci and Tetrad, can be used to compute the basic geometrical quantities appearing in the field equations of general relativity. The first is meant for use with coordinate basis, while the second uses orthonormal frames. The difficulties associated with the very complex expressions that usually appear in such computations may be circumvented by possible extensions to Mathematica.

*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Geometry
*Science > Physics > Relativity Theory