Definition of Ricci tensor in English:

Ricci tensor

noun

Mathematics
  • A set of components that describes part of the curvature of space-time. It is a symmetric second-order tensor.

    • ‘Grossmann gave Einstein the Riemann - Christoffel tensor which, together with the Ricci tensor which can be derived from it, were to become the major tools in the future theory.’

Origin

1920s: named after Curbastro G. Ricci (1853–1925), Italian mathematician.

Pronunciation:

Ricci tensor

/ˈriCHē//ˈrēCHē/