Euclidean space as a manifold
Let be -dimensional Euclidean space, and let be the corresponding -dimensional inner product space of translation isometries. Alternatively, we can consider Euclidean space as an inner product space that has forgotten which point is its origin. Forgetting even more information, we have the structure of as a differential manifold. We can obtain an atlas with just one coordinate chart, a Cartesian coordinate system which gives us a bijection between and . The tangent bundle is trivial, with Equivalently, every tangent space . is isomorphic to .
We can also describe in a coordinate-free fashion as
The Christoffel symbols vanish identically.
The Riemann curvature tensor vanish identically.
|Title||Euclidean space as a manifold|
|Date of creation||2013-03-22 15:29:48|
|Last modified on||2013-03-22 15:29:48|
|Last modified by||matte (1858)|