Definition of Ricci tensor in English:

Ricci tensor

Pronunciation /ˈriCHē ˌten(t)sər/ /ˈrɪtʃi ˌtɛn(t)sər/ /ˈrēCHē ˌten(t)sər/ /ˈritʃi ˌtɛn(t)sər/

noun

Mathematics
  • A set of components that describes part of the curvature of space-time. It is a symmetric second-order tensor.

    • ‘Grossmann gave Einstein the Riemann - Christoffel tensor which, together with the Ricci tensor which can be derived from it, were to become the major tools in the future theory.’

Origin

1920s named after Curbastro G. Ricci (1853–1925), Italian mathematician.