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How do we derive the metric tensor?

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How do we derive the metric tensor?

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What structure do you have to start with???

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The metric tensor of what?

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Deriving the existence of the notion of a metric is much more indepth. Finding the Schwarzchild metric is already assuming all the machinary of (Pseudo)Riemannian manifolds etc. Actually developing all that machinary from more basic ideas like norms and tangent spaces is much more involved.

As others have said, what precisely are you referring to, because the answer would differ a lot!

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