Introduction: Vectors and Tensors
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
KeywordsCross Product Euclidean Geometry Order Tensor Vector Addition Cartesian Component
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