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Christoffel Symbol blues 
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Dec1511, 05:58 PM

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Is there any book out there or website or something that has a list of christoffel symbols, something analogous to a table of integrals
The amount of times I've had to calculate christoffel symbols by hand is unreal and let me tell you, chugging through tensors on a moving bus is hard enough without all that extra work.. can anyone help? 


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Jan412, 05:43 AM

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However, if you are trying to do it for it for a commonly used metrics like the Schwarzschild (which, I would like to add at this point, is pronounced like "shwarzshild" and not "swarzchild") or FLRW metric, you might be able to find a book that lists all the non zero ones. I remember a cosmology book(though not which one) that did just that for the FLRW metric. Alternatively, if you know about differential forms it is considerably quicker to calculate the connection 2forms. 


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Jan412, 07:47 AM

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Christoffel Symbol blues



#5
Jan512, 07:22 AM

P: 615

oh wow, I completely forgot that I posted this
Could you provide more information or the name of a book that'd help me? If anyone is interested in the .nb I made that does this I'll upload it somewhere for you to use as you please 


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