covariant tensor

covariant tensor

[kō′ver·ē·ənt ′ten·sər]
(mathematics)
A tensor with only covariant indices.
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Velocities [[??].sup.[mu]], [nabla][[omega].sup.[mu]] and projector [N.sub.[mu]v] transform like contravariant vectors and covariant tensor, so the action is manifestly invariant under the general-coordinate transformations.
of dimension n, with the metric [h.sup.D] - 2[tau] + [gamma] - [theta][[rho].sup.D], where the function [theta] and covariant tensor fields [tau], [[rho].sup.D], [h.sup.D], [gamma] on [summation], T*[summation] or V are identified with their pullbacks to (T*[summation] x V.
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Thus the bimetrically spherically symmetric covariant tensor [A.sub.ij] have the following non-vanishing components: [A.sub.11], [A.sub.14], [A.sub.41], [A.sub.44].
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In particular, we are interesting in the sub-module consisting of the covariant tensor fields of degree 2.
Furthermore, we need an anti-symmetric, covariant tensor which is non-degenerate.
This metric observable tensor, in real observations where the observer accompanies his references, is the same that the analogous built general covariant tensor [h.sub.[alpha][beta]].
Besides, there is an obstacle related to definition of observable components of covariant tensors (in which the indices are subscripts) and of mixed tensors, which have both subscripts and superscripts.