ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:18:37 +0100Sagemanifold - Connection components from a tensor (not a metric)https://ask.sagemath.org/question/44572/sagemanifold-connection-components-from-a-tensor-not-a-metric/ Dear community.
This might sound *dump*, but I'm trying to determine whether a tensor satisfy the properties of a metric (under certain conditions). Of course it is a (0,2)-symmetric tensor, call it $S$, but I cannot (to my understanding) calculate the (Levi-Civita-like) connection components that would be associated to $S$... unless I declare it as a metric.
The way it is implemented makes sense... and it's solid!
## What I did...?
I defined like a metric and calculate the associated connection (and curvatures)
## Why should I do something else?
In the file `src/sage/manifolds/differentiable/metric.py` the metric is defined (as it should) to be symmetric, but it does not allow to consider extensions of General Relativity like say Einstein--Strauss model. Thus, I need an instance to calculate the *derived quantities* of a tensor that is a generalization of a metric.
### Question:
**Is this possible?**DoxTue, 04 Dec 2018 09:18:37 +0100https://ask.sagemath.org/question/44572/