Tanu R.
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Re: Tensor Definition
Posted:
Jul 8, 2013 11:03 AM


J.B. Wood write:
> Hello, all. Just when I think I've got a good handle on tensors (after > painstakingly reading and working problems in Louis Brand's "Vector and > Tensor Analysis"), I come across the following in MerriamWebster's > Collegiate Dictionary: > > "A generalized vector with more than three components each of which is a > function of an arbitrary point in space of an appropriate number of > dimensions" > > That definition seems to exclude wellknown dyadics (stress tensor, > permeability tensor, etc) having 9components that are constants (for > the material involved.) That aside, I'm still having a problem grasping > the foregoing definition. Thanks for your time and any comment. Sincerely,
You might read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor

