The Tensor

where is the Riemann Tensor and is the Curvature Scalar. The Weyl tensor is defined so that every Contraction between indices gives 0. In particular, . The number of independent components for a Weyl tensor in -D is given by

**References**

Weinberg, S. *Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity.*
New York: Wiley, p. 146, 1972.

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