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On the problem of algebraic completeness for the invariants of the Riemann Tensor: I
journal contributionposted on 2001-03-01, 00:00 authored by E Zakhary, John CarminatiJohn Carminati
We present a new determining set, CZ, of Riemann invariants which possesses the minimum degree property. From an analysis on the possible independence of CZ, we are led to the division of all space-times into two distinct, invariantly characterized, classes: a general class MG+, and a special, singular class MS For each class, we provide an independent set of invariants (IG+) ⊂ CZ and IS ⊂ CZ, respectively) which, with the results of a sequel paper, will be shown to be algebraically complete.