General Coordinate Transformations

1. May 16, 2005

Neitrino

Gents,

Speaking about General Coordinate Transformations, one speaks always generally. Are there any explicit expressions for General Coordinate Transformations? Like in SR speaking about Lorentz Transfrmations one recalls Lorentz Matrixes.

Maybe I'm not quite precise, but i'm trying to fit my question to my misunderstanding.

Thks

2. May 16, 2005

dextercioby

Nope,nothing but a 4*4 matrix of derivatives in the general case (4 dimensional manifold).

Daniel.

3. May 16, 2005

pervect

Staff Emeritus
Sometimes people ascribe a name to the coordiante transformation associated with an accelerated observer, the "Bogoliubov transforms". I don't think they have a closed form expression, though.