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Tensor Manipulation in Spacetime and Geometry

  1. Jun 4, 2008 #1
    I am self-studying GR and have run into a problem. In Sean Carroll's book 'Spacetime and Geometry', he states what the tensor form of the Lorentz force law is in Equation 1.106. However, whenever I try to verify the equation, I keep getting an extra negative. Has anyone worked this problem or does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!!!
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2008 #2
    I'm assuming http://preposterousuniverse.com/spacetimeandgeometry/errata.html [Broken] doesn't apply?

    I don't actually have access to the text.
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2008 #3

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    Good catch! Indeed, from the link provided by lbrits:

    p. 32: (1.106) should have a minus sign. [11/28/03.]
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2008 #4
    Thanks!
     
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