#27548 closed enhancement (fixed)

Introduce periodic coordinates on manifolds

Reported by: egourgoulhon Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-8.8
Component: geometry Keywords: coordinate chart, manifold
Cc: tscrim Merged in:
Authors: Eric Gourgoulhon Reviewers: Travis Scrimshaw
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: 1718b1d (Commits) Commit: 1718b1d43dcc024c5bb1b9b1be6afa0142c99b36
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Description (last modified by egourgoulhon)

This ticket introduces periodic coordinates on manifolds for more flexibility. In particular, this fixes an issue with the azimuthal angle phi being limited to the interval (0,2*pi). For instance, the numerical computation of a geodesic that is winding around the center in Schwarzschild spacetime fails:

sage: M = Manifold(4, 'M', structure='Lorentzian')
sage: X.<t,r,th,ph> = M.chart(r't r:(0,+oo) th:(0,pi):\theta ph:(0,2*pi):\phi')
sage: g = M.metric()
sage: g[0,0], g[1,1] = -(1-2/r), 1/(1-2/r)
sage: g[2,2], g[3,3] = r^2, (r*sin(th))^2
sage: p0 = M((0, 8, pi/2, pi))  # initial point
sage: v0 = M.tangent_space(p0)((1.297, 0, 0, 0.064))  # initial tangent vector
sage: s = var('s')
sage: geod = M.integrated_geodesic(g, (s, 0, 1500), v0)
sage: geod.solve() # numerical integration
ValueError                                Traceback (most recent call last)
ValueError: the 7th point (initial point being the '0th' point) of the 
numerical solution (obtained for a curve parameter equal to 105.0) is 
out of the chart domain

This is because phi reaches 2*pi at some point in the integration.

With the branch in this ticket, it suffices to declare phi to be a periodic coordinate, by adding the keyword periodic in the chart definition

sage: X.<t,r,th,ph> = M.chart(r't r:(0,+oo) th:(0,pi):\theta ph:(0,2*pi):periodic:\phi')

to allow for the full integration of the geodesic.

The periodicity of the coordinate is taken into account in point comparisons:

sage: M((0, 8, pi/2, pi)) == M((0, 8, pi/2, 3*pi))
sage: M((0, 8, pi/2, pi)) == M((0, 8, pi/2, -pi))

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 18 months ago by egourgoulhon

  • Branch set to public/manifolds/periodic_coords
  • Cc tscrim added
  • Commit set to 1d658e0e3f95a6c8389e7b0b36eea914078bfff8
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

New commits:

d27d464Add periodic coordinates in manifold charts
2e2543eTreatment of periodic coordinates in point comparison; add periodic azimuthal coordinate in Euclidean spaces
1d658e0Correct typo in error message in IntegratedCurve.solve()

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by egourgoulhon

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:3 Changed 18 months ago by git

  • Commit changed from 1d658e0e3f95a6c8389e7b0b36eea914078bfff8 to 1718b1d43dcc024c5bb1b9b1be6afa0142c99b36

Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:

1718b1dFix two pyflakes errors in src/sage/manifolds/differentiable

comment:4 Changed 18 months ago by tscrim

  • Reviewers set to Travis Scrimshaw
  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review


comment:5 Changed 18 months ago by egourgoulhon

Thanks for the review!

comment:6 Changed 18 months ago by vbraun

  • Branch changed from public/manifolds/periodic_coords to 1718b1d43dcc024c5bb1b9b1be6afa0142c99b36
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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