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Nov 7, 2022, 7:15:11 AM11/7/22

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Hi to evryone,

I'm having a problem in obtaining my equations of motion for ( Einstein Maxwell gravity ) in components using an ansatz for the metric and for the electromagnetic field :

the problem is in the ansatz for the electromagnetic field

I want to send A[a] -> to this ansatz { V[r],0,0,0} but nothing works.

I joint my notebook, in case someone has an idea about that

Thank you very much

Best

Zakaria

Nov 7, 2022, 12:01:00 PM11/7/22

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Hi,

I attach a modified version of your notebook with a possible way to do this. It can be done in a slightly simpler way using SetCMetric instead of DefMetric, but this shows what I think is the correct way to go here.

Cheers,

Jose.

Nov 8, 2022, 6:42:19 AM11/8/22

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Hi ,

Thank you so much ! thats so clear, pedagogical and simple, that helps also to resolve another question, I was looking how to do that for scalar Gauss Bonnet because I had some problems using (Defmetric, Metriccompute, Tobasis, Tovalues ...etc).

This package is the best and I'm keeping advertising it to evryone around me .

Thank you for being interactif and helpful

Cheers

Zakaria

Nov 8, 2022, 12:10:49 PM11/8/22

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Sorry I noticed a problem, the equations didnt remplace the value of the Ricciscalar, so I though maybe I need to add it in the rules, but even after doing that it does not work, and it keeps giving me "R" ( Ricciscalar) in the equations of the background .

I don't know how to avoid this problem

Thank you

Jan 30, 2023, 11:05:34 AM1/30/23

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Hi,

Thank you it worked very well.

Now I'm modifying the notebook to use it for Einstein Scalar Gauss bonnet gravity, I though it will also work, but apparently its much more complicated, the last line to calculate the components of Eom takes enormous time to do it and It will never give you the results.

Can you tell me please if there is another way to make it faster or we need to change the method to metricbasis ?

I attached the notebook

Have a nice day

Zakaria

Feb 8, 2023, 8:39:10 PM2/8/23

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Hi,

There were three issues:

1) You were using a phi function without first declaring it with DefScalarFunction.

2) You have a sum of 26 objects on which to do various things. It helps to construct a list of those objects, manipulate them individually, and then add them.

3) When results start being not small, using Simplify may take longer than we'd like. It tries hard to get you a simple result. Using Together may give already good enough initial results.

See the attached notebook with comments at the end.

Cheers,

Jose.

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