Introduction: Vectors and Tensors

  • James G. Simmonds
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


This little book is about tensor analysis, as Einstein’s philosophers’ stone, the absolute differential calculus, is called nowadays. I have written it, though, with an eye not toward general relativity, but to continuum mechanics, a more modest theory that attempts to predict the gross behavior of “the masses of matter we see and use from day to day: air, water, earth, flesh, wood, stone, steel, concrete, glass, rubber, ….”2


Cross Product Euclidean Geometry Order Tensor Vector Addition Cartesian Component 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Simmonds
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  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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