A smooth function $f \;\colon\; X_1 \to X_2$ between two Riemannian manifold $(X_1,g_1)$, $(X_2,g_2)$ is called *conformal* if it preserves the conformal geometry induced by the Riemannian metrics $g_1$ and $g_2$, hence if there is a smooth function $r\;\colon\; X_1 \to \mathbb{R}$ such that

$f^\ast g_2 = r g_1
\,.$

If $X_1 = X_2$ and $f$ is a diffeomorphism, then this is also called a *conformal transformation*.

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*Conformal map*

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