# Coordinates in Riemannian Geometry

1. Sep 5, 2006

### KalyanK

Hi,

I was wondering if Geodesic polar coordinates, Geodesic shperical coordinates and Riemann Normal coordinates are the same. Also, are there any standard techniques for computing these coordinates for a manifold given in terms of level set of a function. Are there any good references that deal with these topics? Thanks.

Kalyan

2. Sep 9, 2006

### gvk

Yes, they are the same.
The good source is, probably, W. Klingenberg, "Riemannian geometry".