Visualising numerical solution to geodesics in some metric


by tcw
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Apr4-11, 04:34 AM
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Suppose we have solved numerically (using programming) how the co-ordinates of (t,r,theta,phi) vary with proper time tau, what would be the most informative way of visualising this solution?

I was thinking of doing a 3D spherical polar plot of (r,theta,phi) but then I'm not sure how to add the element of how t varies with tau. I suppose we could just plot t vs tau, r vs tau, etc. in 4 separate plots, but is this really all that useful?
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