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I have looked at the definition of the metric tensor, and my sources state that to calculate it, one must first...
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I've been trying to calculate the Riemann Curvature Tensor for a certain manifold in 3-dimensional Euclidean Space...
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Consider the velocity vector v^i=\dot{x}^i \hat{e}_i . We know that in the plane polar coordinates,it becomes ...
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I am trying to learn about Holonomy groups. My objective is to read Submanifolds and Holonomy from Berndt, Olmos and...
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I was wondering how the indices of tensors work. I do not understand how the indices of tensors in can be used. For...
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I am reading Martin Crossley's book - Essential Topology - basically to get an understanding of Topology and then to...
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I have a simple geometry question hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum. I want to draw a simple logarithmic...
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Hello all, I have been trying to figure out a clear rule for parallel propagating vectors on spheres, such as in...
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How to compute \chi(\mathbb{C}\mathrm{P}^2)? This problem is from a class on differential topology, so we have...
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I'm looking for a 'covering rectangle with smaller rectangles' algorithm with the unique feature of being able to...
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Hello! I have a question regarding the tangentvector belonging to a parameterized curve, at a certain point p. Lee...
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Hi all, I am thinking that, A surface is a minimal surface if and only if the mean curvature is zero. then, for a...
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As the title suggests, we know from the Abel-Rufini theorem that 5th order equations cannot be solved using radicals....
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Is there a way to convert a rational bezier curve to a piecewise series of one or more polynomial bezier curves with...
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Let r and a each be a position vector of a point on a plane. Let n be the normal to the plane. The normal equation...
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I would like to read more about this version of simplicial homology and cohomology. Any reference or explanation is...
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The plot below is a horn torus. Is that a valid genus-1 normal Riemann surface? I believe it is but I'm just a...
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With the help of a few of my friends, we made a problem and was wondering if it is valid. **THIS IS NOT HOMEWORK** ...
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in the appendix on Group Theory in Zee's book there is a discussion of commutations for SO(3) two questions -...
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Hi all, I am working through Visser's notes...
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hello EveryBody, In the 3D Coordinates I always find 4 parameters instead of 3. A = (X, Y, Z, 1) I wonder...
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Hello, I've been looking for solved exercises on graph connectedness, but I can't find any. I'm supposed to compose...
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Hello, I have a question regular values and smooth homotopies. Usually in giving the definition of regular value, they...
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We say a point x in X (which is a topological space) is an accumulation point of A if and only if any open set...
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Hi all, I am trying to follow the derivation by Carroll of the parallel propagator in these notes, beginning page...
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Been having trouble with connectedness. Tried out a problem to practice and not sure how to finish it. The problem...
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I was told the space S^3 is isomorphic to the set of all 2 component spinors with norm 1 (see...
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Hi all, I'm trying to figure out the link between the connection coefficients (Christoffel symbols), the...
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Definitions of a rigged Hilbert space typically talk about the "dual space" of a certain dense subspace of a given...
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Consider G(n,m), the set of all n-dimensional subsapce in ℝ^n+m. We define the principal angles between two subspaces...
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