Loosely speaking or Intuitively how should one understand the difference between Lie Derivative and Covariant derivative? Definitions for both sounds awfully similar...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Intuitively what's the difference between Lie Derivative and Covariant Derivative?

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