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Hey Guys,

I'm new here on the forum, and I hope someone can help me out.

I'm solving one of my GR homework exercises and I'm asked to find the christoffel symbols corresponding to cylindrical coordinates.

I'll post my work and please correct if you see mistakes.

I found the metric to be dR^2 + (R^2)(dtheta^2) + dZ^2

therefore

Gab=

1 0 0

0 R^-2 0

0 0 1

Can somebody kind of explain to me how to proceed with these calculations?

Thanks a lot!

Fred.

I'm new here on the forum, and I hope someone can help me out.

I'm solving one of my GR homework exercises and I'm asked to find the christoffel symbols corresponding to cylindrical coordinates.

I'll post my work and please correct if you see mistakes.

I found the metric to be dR^2 + (R^2)(dtheta^2) + dZ^2

therefore

Gab=

1 0 0

0 R^-2 0

0 0 1

Can somebody kind of explain to me how to proceed with these calculations?

Thanks a lot!

Fred.

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