Affine Connections

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


In this section we introduce an important additional structure on differentiable manifolds, thus making it possible to define a “covariant derivative” which transforms tensor fields into other tensor fields.


Covariant Derivative Curvature Tensor Bianchi Identity Weyl Tensor Cyclic Permutation 
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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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