Ricci scalar computation quick question

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Homework Statement


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I am trying to compute ##R## from the 3-d metric: ##ds^{2}=d\chi^{2}+f^{2}\chi(d\theta^{2}+sin^{2}\theta d\phi^{2})##


Homework Equations


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The space also satisfies the below relationships:
##R=3k##
## R_{abcd}=\frac{1}{6}R(g_{ac}g_{db}-g_{ad}g_{bc})## [1]

The Attempt at a Solution


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I think I need to compute the christoffel symbols, then the Riemann tensor, and contract etc.
I'm just wondering whether the task is meant to be simplified by eq [1]?( I can see the metric is diagonal and so this reduces the number of non-zero christoffel symobols...)

Thanks in advance.
 
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What is "k" in equation 1?
 

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