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Metric component confusion

  1. Oct 30, 2011 #1
    I am reading a paper and the authors read the tt component of the metric from the line element [tex] ds^2=f(r)[g(r) dt^2+h(r) dr^2][/tex] as [tex] g_{tt}=g(r)[/tex] instead of (what I expect to be) [tex] g_{tt}=f(r) g(r)[/tex]

    Could somebody please explain to me why? Thank you.
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  3. Oct 30, 2011 #2

    George Jones

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    This seems strange. What is the paper?
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