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Unintended? humor?

  1. Jan 16, 2012 #1

    PAllen

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    Unintended?? humor?

    An exchange from SR forum (couldn't respond without getting in trouble):

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    Re: Levi-Civita symbol
    Originally Posted by clem View Post

    A pseudotensor has the determinant of the LT included in its transformation.
    This gives a minus sign compare to the transformation of a true tensor.
    If a pseudotensor is combined with another pseudotensor, the determinant is squared and always gives +1.

    What does LT stand for? Thank you!



    Re: Levi-Civita symbol
    Lorentz Transformation, or Leprous Tyrannosaurus. I think here the first one is ment.


    Re: Levi-Civita symbol
    Originally Posted by haushofer View Post

    Lorentz Transformation, or Leprous Tyrannosaurus. I think here the first one is ment.

    Should be the first one. Is the second one an English name?
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    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=567872
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2012 #2

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    Re: Unintended?? humor?

    And what I wanted to respond was:

    Yes, its a common nickname for an MP.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2012 #3
    Re: Unintended?? humor?

    I think both the posts
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    Re: Levi-Civita symbol
    Lorentz Transformation, or Leprous Tyrannosaurus. I think here the first one is ment.


    Re: Levi-Civita symbol
    Originally Posted by haushofer View Post

    Lorentz Transformation, or Leprous Tyrannosaurus. I think here the first one is ment.

    Should be the first one. Is the second one an English name?
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    The first one obviously, and the second making a comment on some of the bizarre names that now appear.
     
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