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Coordinates in Riemannian Geometry

  1. Sep 5, 2006 #1

    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.

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  3. Sep 9, 2006 #2


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