::Tangent space


''x''::tangent    Space::''m''    Vector::manifold    Point::'''r'''    ''I''::vectors    ''n''::defined

In mathematics, the tangent space of a manifold facilitates the generalization of vectors from affine spaces to general manifolds, since in the latter case one cannot simply subtract two points to obtain a vector pointing from one to the other.

Tangent space sections
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