
Tensor Definition
Posted:
Jul 8, 2013 9:07 AM


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,  J. B. Wood email: arl_123234@hotmail.com

