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conformal structure

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Idea

A conformal structure on a manifold is the structure of a Riemannian metric modulo rescalings of the metric tensor by some real valued function on the manifold.

The homomorphisms of conformal structures are called conformal transformations.

References

Revised on July 16, 2014 04:34:32 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.139.73)