# GR- tensor transformation

1. Apr 18, 2007

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
We have a vector X^a (n.b ^ indicates superscript) and covector Aa. We need to show that
X^b (d(Aa)/d(x^b) - d(Ab)/d(x^a))

transforms correctly under an artbitrary smooth change of coords. N.b the derivatives are partial.

By using the transformation rules for the vector and covector respectively I get four terms, two of which give us the required transformation rule. I can't get the other two to disappear. I'd appreciate any hints.

2. Apr 18, 2007

### Dick

When I do it I find the other two terms vanish because they contain a term like $$\frac{ \partial^2 f}{\partial x \partial y}-\frac{\partial^2 f}{\partial y \partial x}$$.

Last edited: Apr 18, 2007
3. Apr 19, 2007