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1forms and Div, Curl, Grad

  1. Jun 2, 2006 #1
    Can someone please point me in the direction of the one form required for my starting point producing the div and curl in 3space?

    I know grad is simply the d operator
    and div is *d*
    curl is *d

    i want to know what the one form i need to operate on to produce the classical div and curl formulas.
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2006 #2

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    Classically, div and curl act on vector fields, right? So how do you turn a vector field into a one-form?
     
  4. Jun 2, 2006 #3

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    Right; you contract it with the metric.
     
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