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    Christoffel symbols and Geodesic

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    In cylindrical coordinates (ds)^2=(dp)^2+p^2(d(thi))+(dz)^2. Find the non-zero Christoffel symbol and the equations of the geodesic for the two dimensional case of movement on the surface of the cylinder of radius p=R.

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    Solution Summary

    The solution shows how to obtain Christoffel symbols from a given simple metric and how to obtain the Geodesic equations on a surface of a simple cylinder.