Contravariant derivative definition


by gotmilk04
Tags: contravariant, derivative, partial derivative
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Nov3-11, 08:00 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Define the contravariant derivative X[itex]^{a|b}[/itex] of X[itex]^{a}[/itex] with repect to x[itex]^{b}[/itex]


2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution

X[itex]^{a|b}[/itex]= [itex]\partial X^{a}[/itex]/[itex]\partial x^{b}[/itex] + [itex]\Gamma^{ab}[/itex][itex]_{p}[/itex] X[itex]^{p}[/itex]

Does that make sense/ is it right?
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