contracted curvature tensor

contracted curvature tensor

[kən′trak·təd ′kər·və·chər ‚ten·sər]
(mathematics)
A symmetric tensor of second order, obtained by summation on two indices of the Riemann curvature tensor which are not antisymmetric. Also known as contracted Riemann-Christoffel tensor; Ricci tensor.
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The contracted curvature tensor (by equating a and a in (14)) can be written in the following form: