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    Curvilinear Coordinates / Generalized Coordinates

    I am trying to figure out how to do exercise 30 , and have no idea what it is asking!!!!

    any idea?

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    Re: Curvilinear Coordinates / Generalized Coordinates

    Hey bossgolf1157.

    Do you know how to derive the metric tensor given a vector representing a vector in one system through the basis vectors of another?

    Hint: Try finding the tangent vectors and use this information to derive the metric tensor and then show that if you have linearly-independent but non-orthogonal vectors that you get non-zero elements in the non-diagonal entries of the metric tensor.
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