General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 411–418 | Cite as

Using camal for algebraic computations in general relativity

  • J. P. Fitch
  • H. I. Cohen
Research Articles

Abstract

CAMAL is a collection of computer algebra systems developed in Cambridge, England for use mainly in theoretical physics. One of these was designed originally for general relativity calculations, although it is often used in other fields. In a recent paper Cohen, Leringe, and Sundblad compared six systems for algebraic computations applied to general relativity available in Stockholm. Here we give similar information for CAMAL, and by using the same tests we add CAMAL to the comparison.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Fitch
    • 1
  • H. I. Cohen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer StudiesUniversity of LeedsLeedsEngland
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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