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Mathematica GR Packages

  1. Aug 7, 2012 #1

    I am interested in obtaining a FREE mathematica package that can:

    1) Calculate standard GR tensors (connections, Ricci, Einstein etc.)
    2) take covariant derivatives
    3) and define tensors

    Does anyone know of a good Mathematica package?
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  3. Aug 8, 2012 #2


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    For Maxima (which is free), there is a package called ctensor. Dunno about Mathematica, since I consider my time on earth too valuable to waste it on proprietary programming languages.
  4. Aug 8, 2012 #3


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    There is a package for Mathematica called Ricci, which is free, just the package not Mathematica. You can search for it on the web and download it.
  5. Aug 8, 2012 #4
    There is also GTensor2 for maple which runs quite well under matlab with the symbolic toolbox.
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