Newton’s Law and Tensor Calculus

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


Newton’s Law of Motion is studied in introductory courses in calculus, physics, and dynamics. Being familiar, fundamental, and simple, Newton’s Law is an ideal vehicle for introducing many of the key ideas in tensor calculus.


Base Vector Chain Rule Order Tensor Christoffel Symbol Exceptional Point 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Simmonds
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Thornton HallUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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