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Makes a two-tensor a metric.
Labels the object as a symmetric tensor, and optionally gives it the indicated signature through the {\tt signature} parameter.
g_{m n}::Metric(signature=1). ex:= g_{m n} A^{n p}; eliminate_metric(_);
\(\displaystyle{}g_{m n} A^{n p}\)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 3, in <module>
NameError: name 'eliminate_metric' is not defined
Objects declared as Metric can be used to automatically raise or lower indices using the eliminate_metric algorithm, as above.
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