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A2n ⎟ ⎜ 1 2 n ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ −1 ⎜ ⎟. 23) , A A=⎜ . = ⎟ . . . . ⎜ ⎜ .. .. .. ⎟ .. .. ⎟ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ An1 An2 An1 . . Ann An2 ... 24) as our notation suggests. 22) under a change of basis. e. ,n you choose). 6 Change of basis matrix for a 2-D rotation As a simple illustration of the formalism, consider the standard basis B in R2 and another basis B obtained by rotating B by an angle θ . This is illustrated in Fig. 2. 14) we have A11 = cos θ, A12 = − sin θ A21 = sin θ, A22 = cos θ. 23) then tells us that A−1 = − sin θ cos θ cos θ sin θ .

37) so matrix multiplication of a vector by the metric matrix gives the corresponding dual vector in the dual basis. Thus, the map L is implemented in coordinates by [η]. Now, we mentioned above that L is invertible; what does L−1 look like in coordinates? Well, by the above, L−1 should be given by matrix multiplication by [η]−1 , the matrix inverse to [η]. 38) or in components f˜μ = ηνμ fν . 39) are probably familiar to you. In physics one usually works with components of vectors, and in relativity the numbers v μ 20 As long as we are talking about ‘standard’ physics notation, you should also be aware that in many texts the indices run from 0 to 3 instead of 1 to 4, and in that case the zeroth coordinate corresponds to time.

Aki r Al11 . . ls . 22) is the standard tensor transformation law, which is taken as the definition of a tensor in much of the physics literature; here we have derived it as a consequence of our definition of a tensor as a multilinear function on V and V ∗ . 4 below. With the general transformation law in hand, we will now look at specific types of tensors and 2 This is also why we wrote the upper index directly above the lower index, rather than with a horizontal displacement as is customary for tensors.