# Contracting tensors

1. Mar 19, 2013

When contracting $R^{\sigma}_{ \mbox{ }\mu\nu\rho}$ to $R_{\mu\nu}$

Should one multiply by $g^{\alpha\rho}g_{\alpha\sigma}$? I often get confused with ordering of indices and such like

2. Mar 19, 2013

### Fredrik

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3. Mar 19, 2013