Integration using invariant operators: conformally flat radiation metrics

S B Edgar, J A Vickers
1999 Classical and quantum gravity  
A new method is presented for obtaining the general conformally flat radiation metric by using the differential operators of Machado Ramos and Vickers (a generalisation of the GHP operators) which are invariant under null rotations and spin and boosts. The solution is found by constructing involutive tables of these derivatives applied to the quantities which arise in the Karlhede classification of metrics.
doi:10.1088/0264-9381/16/2/020 fatcat:3hbu6ekftfgxznjoqgpxdlisnm