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MathTensor has been mentioned in articles in MacWorld, the
Mathematica Journal, Computers In Physics, Science, and PC Magazine.
"The idea of packages and special tools has been taken to
a kind of modern limit in the form of MathTensor, a tensor-
analysis package built on Mathematica." - Richard Crandall,
Howard Vollum Professor of Science, Reed College and Chief Scientist,
NeXT Computer, Inc., from Computers in Physics, Nov/Dec 1991.
"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how pleased
I have been with MathTensor. I have been using it to study
higher-dimensional cosmological solutions of Einstein's Equations.
It has been an indispensable tool for me. You have done a great
job." - Dwight Vincent, University of Winnipeg - Canada, Feb 1992.
"Regarding my comments on MathTensor, you can be assured that they were
coming out of my heart, and that they are TRUE. Yes, it is a very nice and
useful tool. Many people, like myself, who are getting older and loosing the
patience (and in some cases the ability to do long tedious computations) to
deal with the "nitty gritty" of things can find here REAL HELP. Also, for those
of us who are daring and curious it opens up a door to tackle problems that
we otherwise wouldn't." Juan Perez Mercader, Insituto de Fisica Fundamental -
Madrid, Spain, Feb 1992.
"MathTensor is an outstanding package for doing tensor
calculus. Best of all is the support. Questions receive
an immediate reply by email from both Leonard and Steve,
including advice which frequently goes far beyond the
original point. Part of the MathTensor package is the
continuing insight of two researchers who use this mathematics
as their tool." - George Ruppeiner, Associate Professor of Physics,
University of South Florida, Sept 1992.
-----------------------General Information--------------------------
MathTensor
Tensor analysis is extensively used in applications in physics,
mathematics, engineering, and many other areas of scientific research.
Problems involving tensors often are extraordinarily large and can be
some of the most difficult computations in all of science. Equations
with thousands of terms are common and can only be manipulated by
computer mathematics systems like Mathematica.
MathTensor is the largest Mathematica package yet developed outside of
Wolfram Research. It adds over 250 new functions and objects to
Mathematica to give the user both elementary and advanced tensor
analysis functionality. MathTensor is a general tool for handling both
indicial and concrete tensor indices. Standard objects like Riemann
tensor, Ricci tensor, metric and others are built into the system along
with common functions like the covariant derivative, index commutation,
raising and lowering of indices, and various differential forms
operations.
MathTensor has been under development by Leonard Parker and Steven M.
Christensen since the first alpha test release of Mathematica. It
contains over 25,000 lines of Mathematica code contained in nearly 100
files totalling approximately 2.0 Megabytes of disk space. MathTensor
will run on any machine that runs Mathematica and has sufficient RAM
memory (generally 8 Megabytes or more) and disk space for file storage
and swap. MathTensor runs under versions 1.2 and 2.X of Mathematica.
MathSolutions, Inc. was formed by Leonard Parker and Steven M.
Christensen. MathSolutions has its office in Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. Both Parker and Christensen are theoretical physicists,
specializing in research in Einstein's Special and General Theory of
Relativity, quantum field theory, black hole theory, and cosmology.
Christensen is a Contributing Editor to the Mathematica Journal and
is the founder and Moderator of the MathGroup, Mathematica mailing
list.
Parker obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University and
Christensen his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.
MathTensor is a trademark of MathSolutions, Inc. Mathematica is a
registered trademark of Wolfram Research, Inc.
----------------------MathTensor Examples ----------------------------
MathTensor provides commands for simplifying and manipulating tensor
expressions, as well as a knowledge base of transformation rules and
definitions required for dealing with some of the more important tensors.
MathTensor is designed to work along with the functions of Mathematica
to provide users with the functions and objects they need to devise
their own custom tensor analysis programs. MathTensor provides most
of the basic structures needed for doing tensor computations and for
programming new functions. As MathTensor is used and special applications
are developed, they will be added to future versions of MathTensor.
The following pages give a few examples of how MathTensor works.
(* First, after starting Mathematica 2.X, we load a file which
in turn loads many other files containing the MathTensor function
and object definitions. *)
In[1]:= <ub
b
Out[5]= R
ab;
(* The DefineTensor function permits you to define your own
tensors. The input name of the object defined below is "tensor", and
its print name, which appears in output lines, is "t". The last argument
indicates that it will have two indices, which upon interchange result
in multiplication of the object by a weight factor of 1 -- that is,
it is a symmetric tensor. *)
In[6]:= DefineTensor[tensor,"t",{{2,1},1}]
PermWeight::sym: Symmetries of t assigned
PermWeight::def: Object t defined
In[7]:= tensor[la,lb]
Out[7]= t
ab
(* MathTensor now automatically reorders symmetric
indices into lexical order. *)
In[8]:= tensor[lb,la]
Out[8]= t
ab
(* The standard symmetries of the Riemann tensor are built into
its definition. *)
In[9]:= RiemannR[lb,la,lc,ld]
Out[9]= -R
abcd
In[10]:= RiemannR[lc,ld,la,lb]
Out[10]= R
abcd
(* MathTensor knows that the appropriate sum of indices on the
Riemann tensor gives the Ricci tensor. *)
In[11]:= RiemannR[la,lb,ua,lc]
Out[11]= R
bc
(* The sum of the indices on the Ricci tensor gives the Riemann
Scalar. *)
In[12]:= RicciR[la,ua]
Out[12]= R
(* Now we define a new tensor with four indices and no symmetries. *)
In[13]:= DefineTensor[T,"T",{{1,2,3,4},1}]
PermWeight::sym: Symmetries of T assigned
PermWeight::def: Object T defined
(* We produce a complicated product of seven of these tensor with multiple
summations of indices and then add it to another similar object. *)
In[14]:= SevenTensorTest := T[la,lb,uc,ud] T[lc,ld,ue,uf] T[le,lf,ug,uh]
T[lg,li,ui,uj] * T[lh,lj,uk,ul] T[lk,ll,um,un] T[lm,ln,ua,ub] -
T[la,lb,uc,ud] T[lc,le,ue,uf] * T[ld,lf,ug,uh] T[lg,lh,ui,uj] T[li,lj,uk,ul]
T[lk,ll,um,un] T[lm,ln,ua,ub]
(* Trying to find some simplification of SevenTensorTest is not
easy by hand. *)
In[15]:= SevenTensorTest
cd ef gh ij kl mn ab
Out[15]= T T T T T T T -
ab cd ef gi hj kl mn
cd ef gh ij kl mn ab
> T T T T T T T
ab ce df gh ij kl mn
(* But the MathTensor command Tsimplify rapidly finds that the two terms are
equal. *)
In[16]:= Tsimplify[%]
Out[16]= 0
(* Some terms differ only by the renaming of summation indices. *)
In[17]:= T[la,lb,lc,ld] RiemannR[ua,ub,uc,ud] +
T[le,lf,lg,lh] RiemannR[ue,uf,ug,uh]
abcd efgh
Out[17]= R T + R T
abcd efgh
(* MathTensor's canonicalization functions can rename indices and
combine terms. *)
In[18]:= Canonicalize[%]
pqrs
Out[18]= 2 R T
pqrs
(* MathTensor can symmetrize or antisymmetrize pairs of indices. *)
In[19]:= Symmetrize[T[la,lb,lc,ld], {la,lb}]
T + T
abcd bacd
Out[19]= -------------
2
In[20]:= Expand[%]
T T
abcd bacd
Out[20]= ----- + -----
2 2
In[21]:= Antisymmetrize[%,{lc,ld}]
T T T T
abcd abdc bacd badc
----- - ----- + ----- - -----
2 2 2 2
Out[21]= -----------------------------
2
In[22]:= Expand[%]
T T T T
abcd abdc bacd badc
Out[22]= ----- - ----- + ----- - -----
4 4 4 4
(* MathTensor understands how to convert covariant to ordinary
partial derivatives with affine connection terms added. *)
In[23]:= CD[RicciR[la,lb],lc]
Out[23]= R
ab;c
In[24]:= CDtoOD[%]
p p
Out[24]= R - G R - G R
ab,c bc pa ac pb
(* Using positive and negative index values, MathTensor can
deal with concrete contravariant or covariant indices. *)
In[25]:= RiemannR[1,2,3,4]
1234
Out[25]= R
In[26]:= RiemannR[-1,2,-3,4]
4 2
Out[26]= R
3 1
(* We can set the dimension of the spacetime to some value, like 4. *)
In[27]:= Dimension = 4
Out[27]= 4
(* Then using the MakeSum function, we can explicitly write out
sums in terms of concrete indices. *)
In[28]:= MakeSum[RicciR[la,lb] RicciR[lc,ub]]
1 2 3 4
Out[28]= R R + R R + R R + R R
1a c 2a c 3a c 4a c
(* Now we define tensor T with two indices that are symmetric. *)
In[29]:= DefineTensor[T,"T",{{2,1},1}]
PermWeight::sym: Symmetries of T assigned
PermWeight::def: Object T defined
(* Then the lower components of T can be defined in terms of
the components of other tensors like the Ricci tensor. *)
In[30]:= SetComponents[T[la,lb],RicciR[la,lc] RicciR[lb,uc]]
Components assigned to T
(* We can ask for a specific covariant component of T. *)
In[31]:= T[-1,-1]
1 2 3 4
Out[31]= R R + R R + R R + R R
11 1 21 1 31 1 41 1
(* One example application built into MathTensor does variations
with respect to the metric tensor of structures that are functions
of the metric tensor, Metricg. The variation of the square root
of the determinant of the metric times the Riemann scalar gives
terms in the variation of the metric, called h. *)
In[32]:= Sqrt[Detg] ScalarR
Out[32]= Sqrt[g] R
In[33]:= Variation[%,Metricg]
MetricgFlag::off:
MetricgFlag is turned off by this operation
pq p q
Out33]= Sqrt[g] h - Sqrt[g] h +
pq; p ;q
pq
Sqrt[g] R g h
pq pq
----------------- - Sqrt[g] R h
2 pq
(* A more complicated variation is just as easily found. *)
In[34]:= Sqrt[Detg] RicciR[la,lb] RicciR[ua,ub]
ab
Out[34]= Sqrt[g] R R
ab
In[35]:= Variation[%,Metricg]
pq r
-(Sqrt[g] h R )
;r pq p rq
Out[35]= --------------------- + Sqrt[g] h R -
2 q; pr
p qr r pq
Sqrt[g] h R Sqrt[g] h R
p ; qr pq;r
------------------ - ------------------ +
2 2
p qr
Sqrt[g] h R
q pr p ;qr
Sqrt[g] h R - ------------------ +
pq;r 2
pq rs
Sqrt[g] g R R h
rs pq qr p
----------------------- - Sqrt[g] R R h -
2 pq r
pr q
Sqrt[g] R R h
pq r
(* MathTensor's ApplyRules function permits the user to define large
sets of rules that can be applied to expressions to simplify them.
One set of rules that is provided as an example are the RiemannRules.
Familiar rules are applied in the next two examples. MathTensor includes
several functions DefUnique and RuleUnique that help the user devise
their own rules and save them for later use. *)
In[36]:= CD[RicciR[la,lb],ub]
b
Out[36]= R
ab;
In[37]:= ApplyRules[%,RiemannRules]
R
;a
Out[37]= ---
2
In[38]:= RiemannR[la,lb,lc,ld] RiemannR[ua,uc,ub,ud]
acbd
Out[38]= R R
abcd
In[39]:= ApplyRules[%,RiemannRules]
pqrs
R R
pqrs
Out[39]= -----------
2
(* Suppose we define a tensor with four indices. *)
In[40]:= DefineTensor[tensor,"t",{{1,2,3,4},1}]
PermWeight::sym: Symmetries of t assigned
PermWeight::def: Object t defined
(* MathTensor's multiple index facility permits the user to
add indices with one, two or three primes to be used as
extra non-spacetime indices. *)
In[41]:= AddIndexTypes
In[42]:= tensor[ala,blb,clc,ld]
Out[42]= t
a'b''c'''d
(* Tools for building rules involving these extra indices are
provided. Future releases of MathTensor will extend this
functionality. *)
(* Shipped with MathTensor is the file Components.m which may be
run separately from MathTensor. Components.m takes a file like
SchwarzschildIn.m, listed next, and computes the components of the affine
connection, the Riemann tensor, Ricci tensor, Riemann scalar, Weyl
tensor, Einstein tensor and several other objects. SchwarzschildIn.m
is the input file containing information about the famous Schwarzschild
metric. This metric represents the curved space of a gravitating
spherically symmetric object with mass M in otherwise empty space. *)
---------------------- SchwarzschildIn.m file listing --------------------
(* Copyright (c) 1992 MathSolutions, Inc.*)
(* SchwarzschildIn.m *)
Dimension = 4
x/: x[1] = r
x/: x[2] = theta
x/: x[3] = phi
x/: x[4] = t
Metricg/: Metricg[-1, -1] = (1 - (2*G*M)/r)^(-1)
Metricg/: Metricg[-2, -1] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-3, -1] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-4, -1] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-2, -2] = r^2
Metricg/: Metricg[-3, -2] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-4, -2] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-3, -3] = r^2*Sin[theta]^2
Metricg/: Metricg[-4, -3] = 0
Metricg/: Metricg[-4, -4] = -(1 - (2*G*M)/r)
Rmsign = 1
Rcsign = 1
CalcEinstein = 1
CalcRiemann = 1
CalcWeyl = 1
SetOptions[Expand, Trig->True]
SetOptions[Together, Trig->True]
CompSimp[a_] := Expand[Together[a/.CompSimpRules[1] ] ]
CompSimpRules[1] = {}
(* End of file SchwarzschildIn.m *)
------------
(* If we load Components.m into Mathematica we can run the following
command to produce from SchwarzschildIn.m two new files,
SchwarzschildOut.m, which contains results that can be used immediately
in MathTensor, and SchwarzschildOut.out which can be printed. The
computation below takes from just a few seconds to less than one minute
on typical workstations. More complex metrics can take a bit longer.
*)
In[1]:= <