nLab scalar curvature

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Riemannian geometry

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Definition

For $(X,e)$ a (pseudo-)Riemannian manifold with smooth manifold $X$ and vielbein field $e$, its scalar curvature is the smooth function

$R(e) \in C^\infty(X, \mathbb{R})$

defined to be the trace of the Ricci tensor of $e$

$R(e) \coloneqq tr_e Ric(c) \,.$

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