Date: Jul 8, 2013 9:07 AM
Author: J.B. Wood
Subject: Tensor Definition
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 Merriam-Webster'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 well-known dyadics (stress tensor,

permeability tensor, etc) having 9-components 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,

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J. B. Wood e-mail: arl_123234@hotmail.com