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".