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Author Fitch, J. P. ♦ Barton, D.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Algebraic manipulation ♦ General relativity ♦ Nonnumerical mathematics ♦ Symbolic mathematics ♦ Equation manipulation
Abstract The paper describes some applications of symbolic algebra systems to problems of general relativity including the derivation of the field equations, the Petrov classification of a metric, and the solution of the field equations in the presence of matter in a simple case. Attention is drawn to the strictly algebraic difficulties encountered in this work.
Description Affiliation: Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, England (Barton, D.; Fitch, J. P.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 14
Issue Number 8
Page Count 6
Starting Page 542
Ending Page 547

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Source: ACM Digital Library