Definition of Riemann–Christoffel tensor in English:

Riemann–Christoffel tensor

noun

Mathematics
  • A fourth-order tensor for expressing the curvature of a Riemann space, vanishing under the condition that space is flat. Also "Riemann–Christoffel curvature tensor".

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Scientific Abstracts. From the name of Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann + the name of Erwin Bruno Christoffel, German mathematician + tensor.

Pronunciation

Riemann–Christoffel tensor

/ˌriːmənˌkrɪstɒfəl ˈtɛnsə/