Okay, say you're given two points on a sphere, using the metric tensor how do you find the distance between the two points? (along the geodesic connecting them)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

By the way, I know how to do it with just plain old vectors in R^3, but I'd like try doing it with the metric tensor.

Thanks,

Kevin

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# Distance on a 2-sphere

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