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Vanishes identically

  1. Mar 21, 2006 #1
    What does it mean?

    the covariant derivative/ the torsion/ the eigenfunction...vanishes identically

    When and where does what vanish identically?
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  3. Mar 21, 2006 #2


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    "vanishes" means equal to 0. (I used to sit and wait for the "x" to vanish from the text book. It never did!)

    "Vanishes identically" means that the function is identically 0: 0 for all values of the variables.
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