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AdvaitDhingra

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I have a question regarding the contravarient transformation of vectors.

So the formula:

V'

^{n}= dx'

^{n}/ dx

^{m}V

^{m}

So in words, the nth basis vector in the ' frame of reference over the mth (where m is the summation term) basis vector in the original frame of reference times the mth coordinate of the V vector in the original frame of reference.

My question is, how do you determine the basis vectors in the original frame of reference? Arent they just (1 0 0), (010) and (001)?