Weyl tensor

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Weyl tensor

[′wīl ‚ten·sər]
(relativity)
A tensor with the symmetries of the curvature tensor such that all contractions on its indices vanish; the curvature tensor is decomposable in terms of the metric, the scalar curvature, and the Weyl tensor.
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We may introduce the traceless Weyl curvature tensor W through the decomposition