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Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

# A Brief on Tensor Analysis

Authors: Simmonds, J.G.

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eBook $74.99 price for USA in USD (gross) • ISBN 978-1-4684-0141-7 • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free • Included format: PDF • ebooks can be used on all reading devices • Immediate eBook download after purchase About this Textbook When I was an undergraduate, working as a co-op student at North American Aviation, I tried to learn something about tensors. In the Aeronautical En­ gineering 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 tum-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. Tensor-what power those two syllables seemed to resonate. I had heard the word once before, in an aside by a graduate instructor to the cognoscenti in the front row of a course in strength of materials. "What the book calls stress is actually a tensor. . . ." With my interest twice piqued and with time off from fighting the brush­ fires of a demanding curriculum, I was ready for my first serious effort at self­ instruction. In Los Angeles, after several tries, I found a store with a book on tensor analysis. In my mind I had rehearsed the scene in which a graduate stu­ dent or professor, spying me there, would shout, "You're an undergraduate. ## Table of contents (4 chapters) Table of contents (4 chapters) • Introduction: Vectors and Tensors Pages 1-24 Simmonds, James G. • General Bases and Tensor Notation Pages 25-42 Simmonds, James G. • Newton’s Law and Tensor Calculus Pages 43-67 Simmonds, James G. • The Gradient Operator, Covariant Differentiation, and the Divergence Theorem Pages 68-88 Simmonds, James G. ### Buy this book eBook$74.99
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Book Title
A Brief on Tensor Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-0141-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-0141-7
Series ISSN
0172-6056
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1
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