Share this entry

Share this page

Ricci tensor

Line breaks: Ricci ten¦sor
Pronunciation: /ˈriːtʃi
 
/

Definition of Ricci tensor in English:

noun

Mathematics
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.

Origin

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

Definition of Ricci tensor in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful