orthonormal tetrad/frame name question


by quasar_4
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quasar_4
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Feb27-09, 04:53 PM
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This is just a "lingo" question, and maybe it belongs in a relativity/field theory thread instead of here, but does anyone know: is the term "orthonormal tetrad" referring to the same object as an "orthonormal frame"?

The tetrad bit is throwing me off, but I'm pretty sure they're the same. Anyone know?
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shoehorn
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Feb27-09, 06:39 PM
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Yes, although it's technically incorrect to apply the term "tetrad" in any situation other than with four dimensions, 'tetr-' being the Greek root for "four."


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