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### A code to calculate Einstein tensor [duplicate]

I use the following MA code to calculate Einstein’s tensor. I’m asking about the zero component of the Einstein’s tensor, is it correct? Because I think $G_{00}$ should contains the terms in the zero ...
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### Minimal surface bounded between turns of helix

I'm curious to find the shape of a surface bounded between the rungs of a helix, ie the shape of the cloth stretched between the rungs of this child's play tunnel. I'm wondering if we could find it ...
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### Calculating the strength tensor of a vector field

I'm trying to calculate $$T_{ab} = g_{ab}F_{gd}F^{gd} - F_a^g F_{bg},$$ where $$F_{ab} = \partial_a A_b-\partial_b A_a$$ So I define $F_{ab}$ by: ...
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### Metric pertubation in xAct

I start to learn xAct. Following this thread: expanding-the-riemann-tensor-perturbation I noticed that xAct set a default perturbation to the metric by: ...
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### Simplifying the Einstein tensor in case of a perturbed FRW metric

I use the code in this thread's answer: (Calculating Einstein tensor components in Kaluza-Klein model) to get the Einstein tensor components of a four-dimensional Kaluza Klein model. But instead of ...
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### How would you find the metric tensor for this formula?

I have a metric formula that does some interesting things for me. It's excellent at predicting the luminosity of Sne 1a. I'd like to see what the EFE solutions are, but I need to convert it from ...
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### Problem with ArcCurvature

When comparing the outputs of ...
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### Partial differentiation second order

I have some rules for differentiation: ...
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### What is the best source to learn how to use tensor operations (exterior algebra) in Mathematica?

I'm specifically interested in the TensorProduct,TensorWedge, HodgeDual and certain build in functions to do tensor arithmetic like TensorReduce, TensorExpand. I would like to do exterior algebra ...
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### Einstein field equations for Bondi-Sachs formalism

I'm trying to re-derive the results of Bondi-Sachs formalism. The metric is given in the form \begin{array}{c}g_{a b} d x^{a} d x^{b}=-\frac{V}{r} e^{2 \beta} d u^{2}-2 e^{2 \beta} d u d r+r^{2} h_{A ...
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### Calculate surface normals at the boundary of a Graphics3D object

How do I go about calculating and plotting the surface normals at the boundary of a Graphics3D object? For example, consider this custom-defined ...