11 edition of **Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics** found in the catalog.

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Published
**December 19, 2001** by Trafford Publishing .

Written in English

- Vector & tensor analysis,
- Science/Mathematics,
- Science,
- General,
- Mathematical Physics,
- Science / Mathematical Physics,
- Reference

The Physical Object | |
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Format | Paperback |

Number of Pages | 432 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL9318362M |

ISBN 10 | 1553691334 |

ISBN 10 | 9781553691334 |

When are you going to need tensors? The second half of the text concludes with an introduction to quaternions, multivectors and Clifford algebra. It is a tensor because it does so in a linear fashion, at each point mapping a vector to another vector. In applications, it is common to study situations in which a different tensor can occur at each point of an object; for example the stress within an object may vary from one location to another. The Appendix A contains units of measurements from the Systeme International d'Unites along with some selected physical con stants. Have you studied linear algebra now?

Once linear maps, multilinear maps, tensor products of spaces, etc. 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. As a plus, if by then your linear algebra is rusty, the first chapter is devoted to the basics of multilinear algebra and tensor mechanics. In applications, it is common to study situations in which a different tensor can occur at each point of an object; for example the stress within an object may vary from one location to another.

There are four Appendices. Also, as a bonus, deeply understanding linear algebra will also make you understand calculus much better as well. The material presented is developed at a slow pace with a detailed explanation of the many tensor operations. Tensor calculus is applied to the areas of dynamics, elasticity, fluids, electricity and magnetism. The first half of the text concludes with an introduction to the application of tensor concepts to differential geometry and relativity.

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The second half of the text presents applications of tensors to areas from continuum mechanics.

Tensor calculus is applied to the areas of dynamics, elasticity, fluids, electricity and magnetism. These are usually where dyads are introduced. Once linear maps, multilinear maps, tensor products of spaces, etc. The book contains practically all the material on tensors needed for applications.

Many of the basic equations from physics, engineering and science are developed which makes the text an excellent reference work.

Objects that tensors may map between include vectors which are often, but not always, understood as arrows with length that point in a direction and scalars which are often familiar numbers such as the real numbersand, recursively, even other tensors.

In applications, it is common to study situations in which a different tensor can occur at each point of an object; for example the stress within an object may vary from one location to another. In geometry the geometric situation is described by numbers, but you can change your numbers arbitrarily.

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. The Appendix A contains units of Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics book from the Systeme International d'Unites along with some selected physical con stants.

Tensor calculus is applied to the areas of dynamics, elasticity, fluids, electricity and magnetism. A byproduct is a set of simple and clear rules for the representation of vector differential operators such as gradient, divergence, and Laplacian in curvilinear coordinate systems.

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. You're an EE student, hopefully you'll forgive me if I use a concept from mechanical engineering.

The principal basis of a curvilinear system is constructed as a set of vectors tangent to the coordinate lines. There are four Appendices. More complex problems arise when one considers the tensor fields that describe continuum bodies. An extended appendix serves as a handbook-style summary of all important formulas contained in the book.

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 first half of the text Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics is an advanced College level mathematics text. Consider a voluminous body with internal stresses.de nitions and techniques arising in tensor calculus, di erential geometry and continuum mechanics.

In particular, the material is presented to (i) develop a physical understanding of the mathematical concepts associated with tensor calculus and (ii) develop the basic equations of tensor calculus, di erential geometry and continuum mechanics. I really, really love Manifolds, Tensors, and Forms: An Introduction for Mathematicians and Physicists by Paul Renteln.

It is mathematical—sorry—but it gives the bare-bones definitions that are needed to do differential geometry. So all of the ele.

Mar 07, · 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 3/5(1).I have completed a course in pdf, calculus I, calculus II and calculus III.

I've started self studying tensor calculus, my sources are the video lecture series on the YouTube channel; "MathTheBeautiful" and the freeware textbook/notes; "Introduction to Tensor Calculus" by Kees Dullemond & Kasper Peeters.Continuum mechanics Tensor calculus was developed around by Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro under the title absolute differential calculus, In the 20th century, the subject came to be known as tensor analysis, and achieved broader acceptance with the introduction of Einstein's theory of general relativity, around General relativity.Dec 03, ebook Derek F.

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