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Unformatted text preview: Equation (5) shows that Hence gi characterizes the change of the position vector R as Oi varies. In other words, gi is directed tangentially along the coordinate curve @. These vectors are illustrated in Fig. 2.14:2. Fig. 2.14:2. Contravariant and covariant components of a vector v in two dimensions. It is easily verified that...
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course ENG 501 taught by Professor Thomson during the Fall '05 term at MIT.
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