The Christoffel symbol is as followed:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]{\Gamma ^{m}}_{ab}=\frac{1}{2}g^{mk}(g_{ak,b}+g_{bk,a}-g_{ab,k})[/tex]

where [itex]k[/itex] is a dummy index. What values is it summed over? If I had to guess I'd say 0 to 3, but it seems somewhat counter intuitive.

Does the Christoffel symbol become

[tex]{\Gamma ^{m}}_{ab}=\frac{1}{2}([g^{m0}(g_{a0,b}+g_{b0,a}-g_{ab,0})]+[g^{m1}(g_{a1,b}+g_{b1,a}-g_{ab,1})]+[g^{m2}(g_{a2,b}+g_{b2,a}-g_{ab,2})]+[g^{m3}(g_{a3,b}+g_{b3,a}-g_{ab,3})])[/tex]

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# Quick Question about the Christoffel Symbol of the Second Kind

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