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Tensor[AdaptedNullTetrad] - find a null tetrad which transforms the Newman-Penrose Weyl scalars to a standard form

Calling Sequences

     AdaptedNullTetrad(NT, PT, options )

     AdaptedNullTetrad(NT, PT, W, options )

     AdaptedNullTetrad(NT, PT, NP , options )

Parameters

    NT      - a null tetrad for the spacetime metric g

    PT      -  the Petrov type of g

    W       - (optional) the Weyl tensor of g

    NP      - (optional) the Newman-Penrose Weyl scalars

    options - one or more of the keyword arguments method and output

 

 

 

Description

Examples

Description

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 The Newman-Penrose Weyl scalars are a set of 5 complex scalars, labeled Ψ0, Ψ1, Ψ2, Ψ3, Ψ4 , and defined by certain components of the Weyl tensor with respect to a given null tetrad in a four dimensional spacetime of signature [1, -1, -1, -1]. Under local Lorentz transformations, the Newman-Penrose Weyl scalars transform among themselves in a natural way. Depending upon the Petrov type of the spacetime it is possible to transform the Newman-Penrose Weyl scalars to one of following normal forms. Below, η and χ are complex scalars. See NPCurvatureScalars, NullTetradTransformation.

Type I. Ψ0= 32 η χ , Ψ1 = 0, Ψ2=12η2  χ, Ψ3 =0, Ψ4 = 32η χ .

Type II. Ψ0=