I'm curious about what are the similarities and differences in GR between the EM field (Faraday) tensor, a 2-form and therefore antisymmetric tensor that describes the force of the EM field in the relativistic formuation of EM, and the EM field stress-energy tensor, the part of the SET that corresponds to the EM field and that is symmetric and also of rank two.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Is the first one the Minkowskian (flat spacetime) version and the second the curved spacetime version or is this distinction too simplistic?

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# Faraday tensor vs. Maxwell-Eistein tensor

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