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antisymmetric tensor[¦an·tē·si¦me·trik ′ten·sər]
A tensor in which interchanging two indices of an element changes the sign of the element.
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Taking a local coordinate basis [[theta].sup.i] = [dx.sup.i], a Pfaffian p-form [omega] is the completely anti-symmetric tensor
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. Lowering index v and contracting, we get the volume dilatation of the spacetime continuum