## 150 Reputation

4 years, 127 days

## Weyl Scalars for the Kerr metric....

Maple

I am trying to calculate the Weyl Scalars for the Kerr metric and I get an error

"Error, (in simplify/recurse) numeric exception: division by zero"

restart;
with(Physics);
g_[[5, 29, 1]];

When I try:
Weyl[scalars];

It gives me the weyl scalars  but they dont look correct because some of the scalars are supposed to be zero for a type D spacetime.

## Error in Maple Search?...

Maple 2022

When I look for petrov type II vacuum solutions in the Metric search, one of the metrics i get is Stephani [33,8,3].

But when I load the metric and calculate the Ricci or the Einstein tensor, they are not identically zero.
Am I using the metric search wrong or is there a glitch in the program?

## PlebanskiTensor...

Maple

In the metric search command in the differential gometry package, you can use the petrov type of the Plebanski Tensor as a selection criteria.

But if you had a form of a metric tensor, how do you go about finding the petrov type of the Plebanski Tensor?

## Simplification of trig funcitons....

Maple 2022

I know trig functions are hard to simplify in general but was wondering if there was any simplification command that comes in handy for trig functions of the following form.

sin(theta)^(A - 2)*cos(theta)^2 - sin(theta)^(A - 2) + sin(theta)^A

## Help with animating a 3d plot...

Maple 2022

I am trying to make a very rough animation of a rotating pulsar magnetosphere that would very roughly resemble this gif.
I was able to make a sphere and the dipolar field lines. I was wondering if anyone could provide any possible suggestion regarding.

1. How do i animate the rotation such that the rotation axis is not z but slightly misaligned to z.

2. Is there a better way to make the field likes from the poles (jets).

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