Friday, April 6, 2012

1204.1211 (C. A. Mantica et al.)

Riemann compatible tensors    [PDF]

C. A. Mantica, L. G. Molinari
Derdzinski and Shen's theorem on the restrictions posed by a Codazzi tensor on the Riemann tensor holds more generally when a Riemann-compatible tensor exists. Several properties are shown to remain valid in this broader setting. Riemann compatibility is equivalent to the Bianchi identity of the new "Codazzi deviation tensor" with a geometric significance. Examples are given of manifolds with Riemann-compatible tensors, in particular those generated by geodesic mapping. Compatibility is extended to generalized curvature tensors with an application to Weyl's tensor and general relativity.
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