Nonmetricity tensor

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In mathematics, the nonmetricity tensor in differential geometry is the covariant derivative of the metric tensor.[1] It is therefore a tensor field of order three. It vanishes for the case of Riemannian geometry.


  1. ^ Kopeikin, Sergei; Efroimsky, Michael; Kaplan, George (2011), Relativistic Celestial Mechanics of the Solar System, John Wiley & Sons, p. 242, ISBN 9783527408566 .