Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

A Brief on Tensor Analysis

Authors: Simmonds, James G.

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There are three changes in the second edition. First, with the help of readers and colleagues-thanks to all-I have corrected typographical errors and made minor changes in substance and style. Second, I have added a fewmore Exercises,especially at the end ofChapter4.Third, I have appended a section on Differential Geometry, the essential mathematical tool in the study of two-dimensional structural shells and four-dimensional general relativity. JAMES G. SIMMONDS vii Preface to the First Edition When I was an undergraduate, working as a co-op student at North Ameri­ can Aviation, I tried to learn something about tensors. In the Aeronautical Engineering Department at MIT, I had just finished an introductory course in classical mechanics that so impressed me that to this day I cannot watch a plane in flight-especially in a turn-without imaging it bristling with vec­ tors. Near the end of the course the professor showed that, if an airplane is treated as a rigid body, there arises a mysterious collection of rather simple­ looking integrals called the components of the moment of inertia tensor.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Brief on Tensor Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8522-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8522-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-94088-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6424-8
Series ISSN
0172-6056
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIV, 114
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