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covariant

[kō′ver·ē·ənt]
(relativity)
A scalar, vector, or higher-order tensor.
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Therefore the non-vanishing components of the projective curvature tensor and their covariant derivatives are respectively:
In this section we shall write down known relations for the Lagrange function and the principle of least action for the covariant theory of gravitation (CTG).
The covariant differential of the pth order, p [greater than or equal to] 1, of a (0, k)-tensor field T, k [greater than or equal to] 1, is denoted by [[nabla].
The second fundamental form h and the corresponding symmetric operator A are defined and related to covariant differentiations [?
Again in a Riemannian manifold the second covariant differential of any function h [member of] [C.
For the FLRW metric, we first derive a modified Friedmann equation from the five-dimensional Fully covariant Kaluza-Klein theory with a scalar field (Zhang, ApJL 2006, 636, L61 and references therein), which unifies the four-dimensional Einsteinian general theory of relativity and Maxwellian electromagnetic theory.
Feed intake, BW, and DIM were used as a covariant in the model, but because sometime these effects were not significant (p>0.
Then they cover basic differential calculus on fat manifolds, linear connections, covariant differential, and cohomological aspects of linear connections.
The study of bimetric covariant tensors of order two is carried out with reference to plane symmetric five dimensional space-time (1.
where a semicolon indicates a covariant derivative (with respect to the coordinates of [V.
This calculation assumes that T and SHBG concentrations are the main covariant of BT and assumes that albumin concentrations and affinity constants of SHBG and albumin for testosterone can be predefined.