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Riemannian Geometry

Valeri P. Frolov and Andrei Zelnikov

in Introduction to Black Hole Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199692293
eISBN:
9780191731860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692293.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The key notions of the differential and Riemannian geometry necessary for understanding the General Relativity are introduced here. We provide the reader with the necessary tools for study the ... More


Conformai Curvature Tensors

Charles Fefferman and C. Robin Graham

in The Ambient Metric (AM-178)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153131
eISBN:
9781400840588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153131.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter studies conformal curvature tensors of a pseudo-Riemannian metric g. These are defined in terms of the covariant derivatives of the curvature tensor of an ambient metric in normal form ... More


An Iterative Decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants: The First Step

Spyros Alexakis

in The Decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants (AM-182)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153476
eISBN:
9781400842728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153476.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter fleshes out the strategy of iteratively decomposing any P(g) = unconverted formula 1 for which ∫P(g)dVsubscript g is a global conformal invariant. It makes precise the notions of better ... More


Derivatives and curvature

Steven Carlip

in General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198822158
eISBN:
9780191861215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822158.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter develops tensor calculus: integration on manifolds, Cartan calculus for differential forms, connections and covariant derivatives, and the Levi-Civita connection used in general ... More


The General Theory of Relativity and Gravitation

David D. Nolte

in Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space, and Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844624
eISBN:
9780191880216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844624.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The intrinsic curvature of a metric space is captured by the Riemann curvature tensor, which can be contracted to the Ricci tensor and the Ricci scalar. Einstein took these curvature quantities and ... More


Riemannian manifolds

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0064
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter is about Riemannian manifolds. It first discusses the metric manifold and the Levi-Civita connection, determining if the metric is Riemannian or Lorentzian. Next, the chapter turns to ... More


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