"I admire the elegance of your method of computation; it must be nice to ride through these fields upon the horse of true mathematics while the like of us have to make our way laboriously on foot." - Albert Einstein

"I admire the elegance of your method of computation; it must be nice to ride through these fields upon the horse of true mathematics while the like of us have to make our way laboriously on foot." - Albert Einstein

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lnq at: 10:39 PM said...

Einstein learned about so-called 'tensor analysis' through geometer Marcel Grossman. He said this in a correspondence with Tullio Levi-Civita.

Goodstein, Judith R. (1982). "The Italian Mathematicians of Relativity". Centaurus. 26 (3): 241–261.

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