|Nov6-07, 10:59 PM||#1|
geodesic deviation equation
Hi...does anyone have a good description (or a link to it) on geodesic deviation equation?Most of the references i have are in a setting of relativity, which make me all at sea.
Please help me if you know a mathematical characterization of how geodesics from one point deviate (which just involves the Riemannian curvature tensor).
Thanks a bunch!
|Nov7-07, 12:59 PM||#2|
That's the Jacobi geodesic deviation formula, which is discussed in many textbooks on Riemannian geometry (the Lorentzian version is almost identical).
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