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Development of simplectic methods for the metrical and electromagnetic fields


Sorkin, Rafael D. (1974) Development of simplectic methods for the metrical and electromagnetic fields. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology.


The simplectic approach to discretization, as introduced by Regge, may be better suited to computer calculation than is the usual "finite difference" approach. This thesis describes a general simplectic formalism for coupled electromagnetic and metric fields including detailed discussion of nets for closed and open spacetimes. The rendering of this formalism into computer algorithms is then described, and indicative numerical results are reported.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Thorne, Kip S.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:15 February 1974
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07242007-143000
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ID Code:2978
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:24 Jul 2007
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:55

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