Tensor Calculus

Author: J. L. Synge,A. Schild
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614139X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 336
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Fundamental introduction of absolute differential calculus and for those interested in applications of tensor calculus to mathematical physics and engineering. Topics include spaces and tensors; basic operations in Riemannian space, curvature of space, more.

Tensor Calculus

Author: Uday Chand De,Absos Ali Shaikh,Joydeep Sengupta
Publisher: Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.
ISBN: 9781842651902
Category: Mathematics
Page: 170
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This work covers all the basic topics of tensor analysis in a lucid and clear language and is aimed at both the undergraduate and postgraduate in Civil, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and in Engineering Physics.


Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 812034507X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 552
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Primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics, this textbook covers both geometry and tensor in a single volume. This book aims to provide a conceptual exposition of the fundamental results in the theory of tensors. It also illustrates the applications of tensors to differential geometry, mechanics and relativity. Organized in ten chapters, it provides the origin and nature of the tensor along with the scope of the tensor calculus. Besides this, it also discusses N-dimensional Riemannian space, characteristic peculiarity of Riemannian space, intrinsic property of surfaces, and properties and transformation of Christoffel’s symbols. Besides the students of mathematics, this book will be equally useful for the postgraduate students of physics. KEY FEATURES : Contains 250 worked out examples Includes more than 350 unsolved problems Gives thorough foundation in Tensors

Tensor Calculus

A Concise Course
Author: Barry Spain
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486428311
Category: Mathematics
Page: 125
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A compact exposition of the theory of tensors, this text also illustrates the power of the tensor technique by its applications to differential geometry, elasticity, and relativity. Explores tensor algebra, the line element, covariant differentiation, geodesics and parallelism, and curvature tensor. Also covers Euclidean 3-dimensional differential geometry, Cartesian tensors and elasticity, and the theory of relativity. 1960 edition.

Tensor Calculus and Analytical Dynamics

Author: John G. Papastavridis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849385148
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 448
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Tensor Calculus and Analytical Dynamics provides a concise, comprehensive, and readable introduction to classical tensor calculus - in both holonomic and nonholonomic coordinates - as well as to its principal applications to the Lagrangean dynamics of discrete systems under positional or velocity constraints. The thrust of the book focuses on formal structure and basic geometrical/physical ideas underlying most general equations of motion of mechanical systems under linear velocity constraints. Written for the theoretically minded engineer, Tensor Calculus and Analytical Dynamics contains uniquely accessbile treatments of such intricate topics as: tensor calculus in nonholonomic variables Pfaffian nonholonomic constraints related integrability theory of Frobenius The book enables readers to move quickly and confidently in any particular geometry-based area of theoretical or applied mechanics in either classical or modern form.

Tensor Calculus with Applications

Author: Maks A?zikovich Akivis,Vladislav V. Goldberg
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812385062
Category: Mathematics
Page: 367
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This textbook presents the foundations of tensor calculus and the elements of tensor analysis, in addition to considering numerous applications of tensors to geometry, mechanics and physics. While developing tensor calculus, the authors emphasize its relationship with linear algebra. Necessary notions and theorems of linear algebra are introduced and proved in connection with the construction of the apparatus of tensor calculus; prior knowledge is not assumed. For simplicity and to enable the reader to visualize concepts more clearly, all exposition is conducted in three-dimensional space. The principal feature of the book is that the authors use mainly orthogonal tensors, since such tensors are important in applications to physics and engineering. All notions introduced in the book, and also the obtained results, are illustrated with numerous examples discussed in the text. Each section of the book presents problems (a total over 300 problems are given). Examples and problems are intended to illustrate, reinforce textbook presents the foundations of tensor calculus and the elements of tensor analysis, in addition to considering numerous applications of tensors to geometry, mechanics and physics. While developing tensor calculus, the authors emphasize its relationship with linear algebra. Necessary notions and theorems of linear algebra are introduced and proved in connection with the construction of the apparatus of tensor calculus; prior knowledge is not assumed. For simplicity and to enable the reader to visualize concepts more clearly, all exposition is conducted in three-dimensional space. The principal feature of the book is that the authors use mainly orthogonal tensors, sincesuch tensors are important in applications to physics and engineering. All notions introduced in the book, and also the obtained results, are illustrated with numerous examples discussed in the text. Each section of the book p

Elements of Tensor Calculus

Author: A. Lichnerowicz
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486805174
Category: Mathematics
Page: 176
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Part I: rigorous presentation of tensor calculus as a develoment of vector analysis. Part II: important applications of tensor calculus. Concluding section: field equations of general relativity theory. 1962 edition.

Tensor calculus

Author: Stanisław Gołąb
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Category: Mathematics
Page: 373
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Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400877865
Category: Mathematics
Page: 316
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Book 3 in the Princeton Mathematical Series. Originally published in 1950. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Tensor Calculus for Physics

A Concise Guide
Author: Dwight E. Neuenschwander
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142141564X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 248
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Understanding tensors is essential for any physics student dealing with phenomena where causes and effects have different directions. A horizontal electric field producing vertical polarization in dielectrics; an unbalanced car wheel wobbling in the vertical plane while spinning about a horizontal axis; an electrostatic field on Earth observed to be a magnetic field by orbiting astronauts—these are some situations where physicists employ tensors. But the true beauty of tensors lies in this fact: When coordinates are transformed from one system to another, tensors change according to the same rules as the coordinates. Tensors, therefore, allow for the convenience of coordinates while also transcending them. This makes tensors the gold standard for expressing physical relationships in physics and geometry. Undergraduate physics majors are typically introduced to tensors in special-case applications. For example, in a classical mechanics course, they meet the "inertia tensor," and in electricity and magnetism, they encounter the "polarization tensor." However, this piecemeal approach can set students up for misconceptions when they have to learn about tensors in more advanced physics and mathematics studies (e.g., while enrolled in a graduate-level general relativity course or when studying non-Euclidean geometries in a higher mathematics class). Dwight E. Neuenschwander's Tensor Calculus for Physics is a bottom-up approach that emphasizes motivations before providing definitions. Using a clear, step-by-step approach, the book strives to embed the logic of tensors in contexts that demonstrate why that logic is worth pursuing. It is an ideal companion for courses such as mathematical methods of physics, classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and relativity.

Tensor Spaces and Numerical Tensor Calculus

Author: Wolfgang Hackbusch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642280277
Category: Mathematics
Page: 500
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Special numerical techniques are already needed to deal with nxn matrices for large n.Tensor data are of size nxnx...xn=n^d, where n^d exceeds the computer memory by far. They appear for problems of high spatial dimensions. Since standard methods fail, a particular tensor calculus is needed to treat such problems. The monograph describes the methods how tensors can be practically treated and how numerical operations can be performed. Applications are problems from quantum chemistry, approximation of multivariate functions, solution of pde, e.g., with stochastic coefficients, etc. ​

Introduction to Tensor Analysis and the Calculus of Moving Surfaces

Author: Pavel Grinfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461478677
Category: Mathematics
Page: 302
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This textbook is distinguished from other texts on the subject by the depth of the presentation and the discussion of the calculus of moving surfaces, which is an extension of tensor calculus to deforming manifolds. Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this text invites its audience to take a fresh look at previously learned material through the prism of tensor calculus. Once the framework is mastered, the student is introduced to new material which includes differential geometry on manifolds, shape optimization, boundary perturbation and dynamic fluid film equations. The language of tensors, originally championed by Einstein, is as fundamental as the languages of calculus and linear algebra and is one that every technical scientist ought to speak. The tensor technique, invented at the turn of the 20th century, is now considered classical. Yet, as the author shows, it remains remarkably vital and relevant. The author’s skilled lecturing capabilities are evident by the inclusion of insightful examples and a plethora of exercises. A great deal of material is devoted to the geometric fundamentals, the mechanics of change of variables, the proper use of the tensor notation and the discussion of the interplay between algebra and geometry. The early chapters have many words and few equations. The definition of a tensor comes only in Chapter 6 – when the reader is ready for it. While this text maintains a consistent level of rigor, it takes great care to avoid formalizing the subject. The last part of the textbook is devoted to the Calculus of Moving Surfaces. It is the first textbook exposition of this important technique and is one of the gems of this text. A number of exciting applications of the calculus are presented including shape optimization, boundary perturbation of boundary value problems and dynamic fluid film equations developed by the author in recent years. Furthermore, the moving surfaces framework is used to offer new derivations of classical results such as the geodesic equation and the celebrated Gauss-Bonnet theorem.

An Introduction to Tensor Calculus

Relativity and Cosmology
Author: Derek F. Lawden
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132143
Category: Science
Page: 224
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This elementary introduction pays special attention to aspects of tensor calculus and relativity that students tend to find most difficult. Its use of relatively unsophisticated mathematics in the early chapters allows readers to develop their confidence within the framework of Cartesian coordinates before undertaking the theory of tensors in curved spaces and its application to general relativity theory. Topics include the special principle of relativity and Lorentz transformations; orthogonal transformations and Cartesian tensors; special relativity mechanics and electrodynamics; general tensor calculus and Riemannian space; and the general theory of relativity, including a focus on black holes and gravitational waves. The text concludes with a chapter offering a sound background in applying the principles of general relativity to cosmology. Numerous exercises advance the theoretical developments of the main text, thus enhancing this volume’s appeal to students of applied mathematics and physics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Preface. List of Constants. References. Bibliography.

Principles of

Tensor Calculus
Author: Taha Sochi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781974401390
Category: Calculus of tensors
Page: 188
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This book is based on my previous book: Tensor Calculus Made Simple, where the development of tensor calculus concepts and techniques are continued at a higher level. Unlike the previous book which is largely based on a Cartesian approach, the formulation in the present book is based on a general coordinate system. The book is furnished with an index as well as detailed sets of exercises to provide useful revision and practice. To facilitate linking related concepts and sections, cross referencing is used extensively throughout the book. The book also contains a number of graphic illustrations to help the readers to visualize the ideas and understand the subtle concepts. The book can be used as a text for an introductory or an intermediate level course on tensor calculus.

Tensor Calculus, Relativity, and Cosmology

A First Course
Author: Mirjana Dalarsson,Nils Dalarsson
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780122006814
Category: Science
Page: 280
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This book combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume, providing an introduction to each subject that enables students to understand more detailed treatises as well as the current literature. The section on general relativity gives the case for a curved space-time, presents the mathematical background (tensor calculus, Riemannian geometry), discusses the Einstein equation and its solutions (including black holes, Penrose processes, and similar topics), and considers the energy-momentum tensor for various solutions. The next section on relativistic astrophysics discusses stellar contraction and collapse, neutron stars and their equations of state, black holes, and accretion onto collapsed objects. Lastly, the section on cosmology discusses various cosmological models, observational tests, and scenarios for the early universe. * Clearly combines relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology in a single volume so students can understand more detailed treatises and current literature * Extensive introductions to each section are followed by relevant examples and numerous exercises * Provides an easy-to-understand approach to this advanced field of mathematics and modern physics by providing highly detailed derivations of all equations and results

Tensor Calculus for Engineers and Physicists

Author: Emil de Souza Sánchez Filho
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331931520X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 345
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This textbook provides a rigorous approach to tensor manifolds in several aspects relevant for Engineers and Physicists working in industry or academia. With a thorough, comprehensive, and unified presentation, this book offers insights into several topics of tensor analysis, which covers all aspects of n-dimensional spaces. The main purpose of this book is to give a self-contained yet simple, correct and comprehensive mathematical explanation of tensor calculus for undergraduate and graduate students and for professionals. In addition to many worked problems, this book features a selection of examples, solved step by step. Although no emphasis is placed on special and particular problems of Engineering or Physics, the text covers the fundamentals of these fields of science. The book makes a brief introduction into the basic concept of the tensorial formalism so as to allow the reader to make a quick and easy review of the essential topics that enable having the grounds for the subsequent themes, without needing to resort to other bibliographical sources on tensors. Chapter 1 deals with Fundamental Concepts about tensors and chapter 2 is devoted to the study of covariant, absolute and contravariant derivatives. The chapters 3 and 4 are dedicated to the Integral Theorems and Differential Operators, respectively. Chapter 5 deals with Riemann Spaces, and finally the chapter 6 presents a concise study of the Parallelism of Vectors. It also shows how to solve various problems of several particular manifolds.

Schaum's Outline of Tensor Calculus

Author: David Kay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070334847
Category: Mathematics
Page: 228
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This lucid introduction for undergraduates and graduates proves fundamental for pactitioners of theoretical physics and certain areas of engineering, like aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, and exteremely valuable for mathematicians. This study guide teaches all the basics and efective problem-solving skills too.