Definition of Ricci tensor in English:

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Ricci tensor

Pronunciation: /ˈrēCHē/ Pronunciation: /ˈriCHē/


A set of components that describes part of the curvature of space-time. It is a symmetric second-order tensor.
Example sentences
  • Grossmann gave Einstein the Riemann - Christoffel tensor which, together with the Ricci tensor which can be derived from it, were to become the major tools in the future theory.


1920s: named after Curbastro G. Ricci (1853–1925), Italian mathematician.

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Syllabification: Ric·ci ten·sor

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