I've been thinking about this quite a bit. So it is clear that one can determine the Christoffel symbols from the first fundamental form. Is it possible to derive the geodesics of a surface from the Christoffel symbols?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Geodesic equations and Christoffel symbols

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