Tangent Vectors, Vector and Tensor Fields

  • Norbert Straumann
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


At every point p of a differentiable manifold M, one can introduce a linear space, called the tangent space T P (M). A tensor field is a (smooth) map which assigns to each point pM a tensor of a given type on T P (M).


Vector Space Equivalence Class Tangent Space Tangent Vector Product Rule 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Straumann
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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