# How to manipulate the determinant of metric tensor?

1. Mar 2, 2013

### jtceleron

How to calculate something relating to the determinant of metric tensor? for example, its derivative $∂_{λ}$g.
and how to calculate1/g* $∂_{λ}$g, which is from (3.33) in the book Spacetime and Geometry, in which the author says that it can be related to the Christoffel connection.

2. Mar 2, 2013

3. Mar 3, 2013

thank you!