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Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis

Author: Robert C. Wrede

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137112

Category: Mathematics

Page: 418

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Examines general Cartesian coordinates, the cross product, Einstein's special theory of relativity, bases in general coordinate systems, maxima and minima of functions of two variables, line integrals, integral theorems, and more. 1963 edition.

Vector and Tensor Analysis with Applications

Author: A. I. Borisenko,I. E. Tarapov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131904

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Concise, readable text ranges from definition of vectors and discussion of algebraic operations on vectors to the concept of tensor and algebraic operations on tensors. Worked-out problems and solutions. 1968 edition.

Introduction to Vectors and Tensors

Author: Ray M. Bowen,Chao-cheng Wang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646914X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

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This convenient single-volume compilation of two texts offers both an introduction and an in-depth survey. Geared toward engineering and science students rather than mathematicians, its less rigorous treatment focuses on physics and engineering applications. A practical reference for professionals, it is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. 1976 edition.

Vectors, Tensors and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics

Author: Rutherford Aris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613489X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Introductory text, geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students, applies mathematics of Cartesian and general tensors to physical field theories and demonstrates them in terms of the theory of fluid mechanics. 1962 edition.

An Introduction to Linear Algebra and Tensors

Author: M. A. Akivis,V. V. Goldberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148785

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Eminently readable, completely elementary treatment begins with linear spaces and ends with analytic geometry, covering multilinear forms, tensors, linear transformation, and more. 250 problems, most with hints and answers. 1972 edition.

Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles

Author: David Lovelock,Hanno Rund

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613198X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

View: 8063

Incisive, self-contained account of tensor analysis and the calculus of exterior differential forms, interaction between the concept of invariance and the calculus of variations. Emphasis is on analytical techniques. Includes problems.

Tensor Analysis on Manifolds

Author: Richard L. Bishop,Samuel I. Goldberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 4517

DIVProceeds from general to special, including chapters on vector analysis on manifolds and integration theory. /div

Tensor and Vector Analysis

With Applications to Differential Geometry

Author: C. E. Springer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

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Assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus, this textpresents an elementary and gradual development of tensortheory. From this treatment, the traditional material ofcourses on vector analysis is deduced as a particular case. Inaddition, the book forms an introduction to metric differentialgeometry.Reprint of The Ronald Press Company, New York, 1962 edition.

A Brief on Tensor Analysis

Author: James G. Simmonds

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441985220

Category: Mathematics

Page: 114

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In this text which gradually develops the tools for formulating and manipulating the field equations of Continuum Mechanics, the mathematics of tensor analysis is introduced in four, well-separated stages, and the physical interpretation and application of vectors and tensors are stressed throughout. This new edition contains more exercises. In addition, the author has appended a section on Differential Geometry.

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.

Vector Analysis

Author: Louis Brand

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048615484X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

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This text was designed as a short introductory course to give students the tools of vector algebra and calculus, as well as a brief glimpse into the subjects' manifold applications. 1957 edition. 86 figures.

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.

Symmetry

An Introduction to Group Theory and Its Applications

Author: R. McWeeny

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483226247

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

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Symmetry: An Introduction to Group Theory and its Application is an eight-chapter text that covers the fundamental bases, the development of the theoretical and experimental aspects of the group theory. Chapter 1 deals with the elementary concepts and definitions, while Chapter 2 provides the necessary theory of vector spaces. Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to an opportunity of actually working with groups and representations until the ideas already introduced are fully assimilated. Chapter 5 looks into the more formal theory of irreducible representations, while Chapter 6 is concerned largely with quadratic forms, illustrated by applications to crystal properties and to molecular vibrations. Chapter 7 surveys the symmetry properties of functions, with special emphasis on the eigenvalue equation in quantum mechanics. Chapter 8 covers more advanced applications, including the detailed analysis of tensor properties and tensor operators. This book is of great value to mathematicians, and math teachers and students.

Applications of Tensor Analysis

Author: A J McConnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614276890

Category: Mathematics

Page: 332

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2014 Reprint of 1957 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Formerly entitled "Applications of the Absolute Differential Calculus," this work applies tensorial methods to subjects within the realm of advanced college mathematics. In four major divisions, it explains the fundamental ideas and notation of tensor theory; covers the geometrical treatment of tensor algebra; introduces the theory of the differentiation of tensors; and applies mathematics to dynamics, electricity, elasticity and hydrodynamics.

Introduction to Mathematical Fluid Dynamics

Author: Richard E. Meyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138941

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8153

Geared toward advanced undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences, this introductory text covers kinematics, momentum principle, Newtonian fluid, compressibility, and other subjects. 1971 edition.

About Vectors

Author: Banesh Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151697

Category: Mathematics

Page: 134

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No calculus needed, but this is not an elementary book. Introduces vectors, algebraic notation and basic ideas, vector algebra and scalars. Includes 386 exercises.

An Introduction to Differential Geometry

Author: T. J. Willmore

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486282104

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

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This text employs vector methods to explore the classical theory of curves and surfaces. Topics include basic theory of tensor algebra, tensor calculus, calculus of differential forms, and elements of Riemannian geometry. 1959 edition.

Tensor Analysis for Physicists

Author: Jan Arnoldus Schouten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486655822

Category: Science

Page: 277

View: 4933

This rigorous and advanced mathematical explanation of classic tensor analysis was written by one of the founders of tensor calculus. Its concise exposition of the mathematical basis of the discipline is integrated with well-chosen physical examples of the theory, including those involving elasticity, classical dynamics, relativity, and Dirac's matrix calculus. 1954 edition.

Tensor Calculus

A Concise Course

Author: Barry Spain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486428311

Category: Mathematics

Page: 125

View: 5544

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.

Introduction to Vectors and Tensors: Vector and tensor analysis

Author: Ray M. Bowen,Chao-cheng Wang

Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

View: 8540

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