In the online text on differential geometry(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://people.hofstra.edu/faculty/Stefan_Waner/RealWorld/pdfs/DiffGeom.pdf [Broken]

The author calls the "derivative along the curve" (aka absolute derivative) the "covariant derivative" which is wrong.

It's on box 8.2 on page 59.

Does anyone else here refer to DP/dtau as the covariant derivative of P?

Pete

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# Covariant vs absolute derivative

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