Sorkin, Rafael D. (1974) Development of simplectic methods for the metrical and electromagnetic fields. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-07242007-143000
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|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||15 February 1974|
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|Deposited On:||24 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:55|
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