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General Coordinate Transformations

  1. May 16, 2005 #1

    Could you please help me:

    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.

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  3. May 16, 2005 #2


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

  4. May 16, 2005 #3


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    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.
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