International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 401–406 | Cite as

Curvature calculations with GEOCALC

  • A. Moussiaux
  • Ph. Tombal
Article

Abstract

A new method for calculating the curvature tensor has been recently proposed by D. Hestenes. This method is a particular application of geometric calculus, which has been implemented in an algebraic programming language on the form of a package called GEOCALC. We show how to apply this package to the Schwarzchild case and we discuss the different results.

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Programming Language Curvature Tensor 

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References

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Moussiaux
    • 1
  • Ph. Tombal
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de PhysiqueFacultés UniversitairesNamurBelgium

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