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    Metric tensor question

    Hi I have the following metric tensor

    Metric tensor question-metric_tensor.png

    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)
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    Re: 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.
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