By definition Ricci Tensor is a Tensor formed by contracting two indices of Riemann Tensor. Riemann Tensor can be visualized in terms of a curve, a vector is moving and orientation of the initial and final vector. However, the operation of contraction of indices which give rise to Ricci Tensor doesn't give any visual sense.

I would like you guys to help me visualize Ricci Tensor.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-22 16:50 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qubit