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Intuition for Parallel Transport

  1. Feb 26, 2012 #1


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    Hi All,

    I am an idiot but I donot understand the parallel transport:

    Parallel transport should be in surface right? How to keep parallel and still be in surface?
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  3. Feb 26, 2012 #2
    Parallel here means, first of all: parallel to the surface. Once this is kept in mind, then the next demand is: "be parralel to itself as much as you can".
  4. Feb 26, 2012 #3


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    ah! I got it now.
    That TRY to make parallel was sufficient.
    You try to make parallel with preceeding one as much as possible and in the end it gets hugely NOT PARALLEL.

    Thanks again.
  5. Feb 26, 2012 #4
    Well, go straight along the the meridian. You follow the advice and, after a while, you find your head pointing at the Pole star. Surprise? Well, you did your best.
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