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Please excuse me if the following questions are very mundane:

(1) The Einstein tensor in indices form: G_{uv}=R_{uv}-1/2g_{uv}R

Does uv means the indices i.e. just as we define row column in a matrix.?

(2) The Einstein tensor is symmetric. Does that mean in matrix as we mean a_{ij}=a_{ji}? Does it carry in physical meaning? I mean to say other than mathematical pt.of view is there any substantial physical implication of it?

(3) Like stress energy tensor is divergence-less. What does it mean?

Thanks,

-- Shounak

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