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Tensors describing these characteristics are invariant under coordinate transformations; however, their tensor components heavily depend on the coordinate bases. Therefore, the tensor components change as the coordinate system varies in the considered spaces. Before going into details, we provide less experienced readers with some examples.

We consider an N -dimensional Riemannian manifold M and let g i be a basis at the point P i u 1 ,…, u N and g j be another basis at the other point P j u 1 ,…, u N. Note that each such basis may only exist in a local neighborhood of the respective points, and not necessarily for the whole space.

For each such point we may construct an embedded affine tangential manifold. The N -tuple of coordinates are invariant in any chosen basis; however, its components on the coordinates change as the coordinate system varies. Therefore, the relating components have to be taken into account by the coordinate transformations.

## Differential Geometry

Alternative to tensors, differential forms are very useful in differential geometry without considering the coordinates compared to tensors. Differential forms are based on exterior algebra in which the coordinates are not taken into account. Nabla operator is a linear map of an arbitrary tensor into an image tensor in N -dimensional curvilinear coordinates. Classical mechanics have been used to study Newtonian mechanics including conventional mechanics, electrodynamics, cosmology, and relativity physics of Einstein.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikibooks Wikiquote. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The interaction between topology of manifolds and quantum field theory was provided by Witten in the late s, when he constructed topological quantum field theories on 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds establishing that the Donaldson polynomials are partition functions in quantum field theory with BRST-type symmetries on 4-dimensional Riemannian manifold, and the Jones polynomial is a Wilson loop expectation value in quantum Chern-Simons theory on 3-dimensional manifold.

It is well known that a connection and its curvature are basic elements of the theory of fiber bundles, and they play an important role not only in modern differential geometry but also in theoretical physics namely in gauge field theories. If the space-time is to be derived from the interactions of fundamental constituents of matter, then it seems reasonable to choose the strongest interactions available, which are the interactions between quarks.

At present, the most successful theoretical descriptions of fundamental interactions are based on the quark model. The only experimentally accessible states are either three-quark or three-anti-quark combinations fermions or the quark-anti-quark states bosons. Whenever one has to do with a tri-linear combination of fields or operators , one must investigate the behavior of such states under permutations.