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, -- J. B. Wood e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org