Meaning of Riemann–Christoffel tensor in English:

Riemann–Christoffel tensor

Pronunciation /ˌriːmənˌkrɪstɒfəl ˈtɛnsə/


  • A fourth-order tensor for expressing the curvature of a Riemann space, vanishing under the condition that space is flat. Also "Riemann–Christoffel curvature tensor".


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Scientific Abstracts. From the name of Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann + the name of Erwin Bruno Christoffel, German mathematician + tensor.