Hi I have the following metric tensor

Attachment 22891

R0 being a surface with an embbeded coordinate systemuvn.

OK my question is, how come I dont need any g3i or gi3 terms to discribe the shape of his surface?

(sorry my Latex Fu is weak)

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- November 26th 2011, 03:43 AMBwtsMetric tensor question
Hi I have the following metric tensor

Attachment 22891

R0 being a surface with an embbeded coordinate system*uvn*.

OK my question is, how come I dont need any g3i or gi3 terms to discribe the shape of his surface?

(sorry my Latex Fu is weak) - November 30th 2011, 03:53 AMBwtsRe: Metric tensor question
Hi

For anybody interested I think I now know why this is the case. I think it s because the metric tensor is discribing a 2D surface that happens to be embedded in 3D.