Generalized potential functions in differential geometry and information geometry Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2019


  • 16

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0219-8878

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1793-6977


  • Potential functions can be used for generating potentials of relevant geometric structures for a Riemannian manifold such as the Riemannian metric and affine connections. We study whether this procedure can also be applied to tensors of rank four and find a negative answer. We study this from the perspective of solving the inverse problem and also from an intrinsic point of view.


  • Physics


  • information geometry; generalized potential functions; inverse problem