Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal

, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 1101–1115 | Cite as

Singer-Thorpe bases for special Einstein curvature tensors in dimension 4

  • Zdeněk Dušek
  • Hradec Králové


Let (M, g) be a 4-dimensional Einstein Riemannian manifold. At each point p of M, the tangent space admits a so-called Singer-Thorpe basis (ST basis) with respect to the curvature tensor R at p. In this basis, up to standard symmetries and antisymmetries, just 5 components of the curvature tensor R are nonzero. For the space of constant curvature, the group O(4) acts as a transformation group between ST bases at T p M and for the so-called 2-stein curvature tensors, the group Sp(1) ⊂ SO(4) acts as a transformation group between ST bases. In the present work, the complete list of Lie subgroups of SO(4) which act as transformation groups between ST bases for certain classes of Einstein curvature tensors is presented. Special representations of groups SO(2), T 2, Sp(1) or U(2) are obtained and the classes of curvature tensors whose transformation group into new ST bases is one of the mentioned groups are determined.


Einstein manifold 2-stein manifold Singer-Thorpe basis 

MSC 2010



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Hradec KrálovéHradec KrálovéCzech Republic

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