Intrinsic Derivative

Some articles on derivative, intrinsic derivative:

Geometric Calculus - Covariant Derivative
... vectors onto the manifold Just as the geometric derivative is defined over the entire n-dimensional space, we may wish to define an intrinsic derivative, locally defined on the manifold If a is a ... Therefore we define the covariant derivative to be the forced projection of the intrinsic derivative back onto the manifold Since any general multivector can be expressed as a sum of a projection and a ... Importantly, on a general manifold, the covariant derivative does not commute ...

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