Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Riemann Tensor

  1. Mar 28, 2007 #1
    How many degrees of freedom has Riemann Tensor in general D dimensions and how it can be calculated?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 28, 2007 #2

    cristo

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

  4. Mar 28, 2007 #3
    thank u!!!
     
  5. Mar 28, 2007 #4
    If I remember correctly, the Riemann tensor has 24 independent components. The rest can be calculated by knowing what happens when you flip the indices around. of course, there's no reason you'd want to compute the rest, since there are quite a few of them.
     
  6. Nov 16, 2009 #5
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Riemann Tensor
  1. Formulating a tensor (Replies: 2)

  2. Definition of a Tensor (Replies: 3)

  3. Tensor density (Replies: 4)

Loading...