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Transformation of the affine connection

by ehrenfest
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ehrenfest
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Oct6-07, 07:42 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Can someone explain what they mean at the bottom of the page "by swapping derivatives with respect to a and x' " and in general how they arrived at equation 3.17?


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3. The attempt at a solution
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ehrenfest
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Oct8-07, 02:59 AM
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can people see the attachment okay?
ehrenfest
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Oct10-07, 01:43 PM
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anyone?

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Oct12-07, 04:50 PM
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Transformation of the affine connection

Quote Quote by ehrenfest View Post
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Can someone explain what they mean at the bottom of the page "by swapping derivatives with respect to a and x' " and in general how they arrived at equation 3.17?


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution
I have to admit that I am a bit puzzled by this. I don't see how a minus sign may be generated even if one relabels the dummy indices, use the chain rules to go from x to c', etc. I must be missing something. I hope someone else can jump in.
nhanle
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Apr1-11, 04:00 AM
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I have the same problem, can anyone help us?


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