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Homework Help: Covariant derivative

  1. Oct 20, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am trying to show that the components of the covariant derivative [tex] \del_b v^a are the mixed components of a rank-2 tensor.

    If I scan in my calculations, will someone have a look at them?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Oct 21, 2007 #2
    pretty pretty please
  4. Oct 22, 2007 #3


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    If you do scan your work and upload it, then I'm sure someone will look at your work.
  5. Oct 22, 2007 #4
    Here are my calculations. It took me forever to scan them and put them in a file small enough to upload. :(

    Anyway. The "stuff" is the correct transformation for a mixed second rank tensor which means the other term (the one that I wrote out) needs to vanish. The problem is that I do not see why it vanishes. Does anyone else?

    By the way--can other people not click on the attachment and see it under it gets approval?

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2007
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