Fast algorithms for computing defects and their derivatives in the Regge calculus

Leo Brewin

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Any practical attempt to solve the Regge equations, these being a large system of non-linear algebraic equations, will almost certainly employ a Newton-Raphson-like scheme. In such cases, it is essential that efficient algorithms be used when computing the defect angles and their derivatives with respect to the leg lengths. The purpose of this paper is to present details of such an algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 7
Number of pages7
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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