Tensor Calculus with Applications

Author: Maks A?zikovich Akivis
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812385061
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

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

Vector and Tensor Analysis with Applications

Author: A. I. Borisenko
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131900
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Tensor Analysis with Applications in Mechanics

Author: L. P. Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814313995
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Mathematics

The tensorial nature of a quantity permits us to formulate transformation rules for its components under a change of basis. These rules are relatively simple and easily grasped by any engineering student familiar with matrix operators in linear algebra. More complex problems arise when one considers the tensor fields that describe continuum bodies. In this case general curvilinear coordinates become necessary. The principal basis of a curvilinear system is constructed as a set of vectors tangent to the coordinate lines. Another basis, called the dual basis, is also constructed in a special manner. The existence of these two bases is responsible for the mysterious covariant and contravariant terminology encountered in tensor discussions. A tensor field is a tensor-valued function of position in space. The use of tensor fields allows us to present physical laws in a clear, compact form. 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. This book is a clear, concise, and self-contained treatment of tensors, tensor fields, and their applications. The book contains practically all the material on tensors needed for applications. It shows how this material is applied in mechanics, covering the foundations of the linear theories of elasticity and elastic shells. The main results are all presented in the first four chapters. The remainder of the book shows how one can apply these results to differential geometry and the study of various types of objects in continuum mechanics such as elastic bodies, plates, and shells. Each chapter of this new edition is supplied with exercises and problems most with solutions, hints, or answers to help the reader progress. An extended appendix serves as a handbook-style summary of all important formulas contained in the book.

Tensor Analysis with Applications

Author: Zafar Ahsan
Publisher: Anshan Pub
ISBN: 1905740867
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Science

The principal aim of tensor analysis is to investigate the relations which remain valid when we change from one coordinate system to another. Albert Einstein found it to be an excellent tool for the presentation of his general theory of relativity and consequently tensor analysis came to prominence in mathematics. It has applications in most branches of theoretical physics and engineering. This present book is intended as a text for postgraduate students of mathematics, physics and engineering. It is self-contained and requires prior knowledge of elementary calculus, differential equations and classical mechanics. It consists of five chapters, each containing a large number of solved examples, unsolved problems and links to the solution of these problems. "Tensor Analysis with Applications" can be used on a selection of university courses, and will be a welcome addition to the library of maths, physics and engineering departments.

Tensor Calculus

Author: J. L. Synge
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486141398
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

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 Analysis and Its Applications

Author: Quddus Khan
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
ISBN: 9781482850680
Release Date: 2015-08-27
Genre: Mathematics

This book is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics. It will be useful to the researchers working in the field of differential geometry and its applications to general theory of relativity and other applied areas. It will also be helpful in preparing for the competitive examinations like IAS, IES, NET, PCS, and other higher education tests. The text starts with the basic concepts and results, which shall refer throughout this book and is followed by the study of the tensor algebra and its calculus, consisting the notion of tensor, its operations, and its different types; Christoffels symbols and its properties, the concept of covariant differentiation of tensors and its properties, tensor form of gradient, divergence, laplacian and curl, divergence of a tensor, intrinsic derivatives, and parallel displacement of vectors, Riemanns symbols and its properties, and application of tensor in different areas.

Applications of Tensor Analysis

Author: A J McConnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1614276897
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Tensor Algebra and Tensor Analysis for Engineers

Author: Mikhail Itskov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319163420
Release Date: 2015-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This is the fourth and revised edition of a well-received book that aims at bridging the gap between the engineering course of tensor algebra on the one side and the mathematical course of classical linear algebra on the other side. In accordance with the contemporary way of scientific publications, a modern absolute tensor notation is preferred throughout. The book provides a comprehensible exposition of the fundamental mathematical concepts of tensor calculus and enriches the presented material with many illustrative examples. In addition, the book also includes advanced chapters dealing with recent developments in the theory of isotropic and anisotropic tensor functions and their applications to continuum mechanics. Hence, this monograph addresses graduate students as well as scientists working in this field. In each chapter numerous exercises are included, allowing for self-study and intense practice. Solutions to the exercises are also provided.

Tensor and Vector Analysis

Author: C. E. Springer
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320915
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Mathematics

Assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus, this text's elementary development of tensor theory focuses on concepts related to vector analysis. The book also forms an introduction to metric differential geometry. 1962 edition.

Applications of Tensor Analysis

Author: A. J. McConnell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486145020
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Mathematics

DIVTensor theory, applications to dynamics, electricity, elasticity, hydrodynamics, etc. Level is advanced undergraduate. Over 500 solved problems. /div

Manifolds Tensor Analysis and Applications

Author: Ralph Abraham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461210290
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

The purpose of this book is to provide core material in nonlinear analysis for mathematicians, physicists, engineers, and mathematical biologists. The main goal is to provide a working knowledge of manifolds, dynamical systems, tensors, and differential forms. Some applications to Hamiltonian mechanics, fluid me chanics, electromagnetism, plasma dynamics and control thcory arc given in Chapter 8, using both invariant and index notation. The current edition of the book does not deal with Riemannian geometry in much detail, and it does not treat Lie groups, principal bundles, or Morse theory. Some of this is planned for a subsequent edition. Meanwhile, the authors will make available to interested readers supplementary chapters on Lie Groups and Differential Topology and invite comments on the book's contents and development. Throughout the text supplementary topics are given, marked with the symbols ~ and {l:;J. This device enables the reader to skip various topics without disturbing the main flow of the text. Some of these provide additional background material intended for completeness, to minimize the necessity of consulting too many outside references. We treat finite and infinite-dimensional manifolds simultaneously. This is partly for efficiency of exposition. Without advanced applications, using manifolds of mappings, the study of infinite-dimensional manifolds can be hard to motivate.

Introduction to Tensor Analysis and the Calculus of Moving Surfaces

Author: Pavel Grinfeld
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461478676
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Mathematics

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.

Matrix and Tensor Calculus

Author: Aristotle D. Michal
Publisher:
ISBN: 0486462463
Release Date: 2008-07
Genre: Mathematics

This volume offers a working knowledge of the fundamentals of matrix and tensor calculus. Relevant to several fields, particularly aeronautical engineering, the text skillfully combines mathematical statements with practical applications. 1947 edition.

Tensor Analysis

Author: L. P. Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812564462
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

Tensor analysis is an essential tool in any science (e.g. engineering, physics, mathematical biology) that employs a continuumdescription. This concise text offers a straightforward treatment ofthe subject suitable for the student or practicing engineer

A Brief on Tensor Analysis

Author: James G. Simmonds
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441985224
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Mathematics

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.