Geometry VI pp 223-237 | Cite as

Some Special Tensors

  • M. M. Postnikov
Part of the Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences book series (EMS, volume 91)


The Gauss—Bonnet theorem in the previous chapter directly implies that the total curvature
$$\iint {_x}Kd\sigma $$
of a surface χ does not depend on the choice of a Riemannian metric on χ (it is the same for all metrics).


Euler Characteristic Ricci Tensor Weyl Tensor Riemannian Space Euler Number 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Postnikov
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  1. 1.MIRANMoscowRussia

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