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A simple resource about tensors...

by Yhaz
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Yhaz
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Jan7-12, 01:17 PM
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...is what I am looking for, to understand what is written in GR books.

Schutz' First Course In GR is the simplest I could find which has a part dedicated to their explanation but I am looking for something simpler than that. I am looking for something which is not a long mathematics textbook but explains how to understand what is written in tensor notation.
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jedishrfu
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Jan7-12, 01:47 PM
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Schaums outline on tensor analysis would be a good place to start. I used mcconnells book when I did an indep study on tensors. It was a Dover publication.
Yhaz
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Jan7-12, 02:14 PM
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much appreciated

Goodison_Lad
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Feb22-12, 03:02 PM
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A simple resource about tensors...

Try 'Foundations of Tensor Analysis for Students of Physics and Engineering With an Introduction to the Theory of Relativity' by Joseph C. Kolecki. Tou can download the pdf from NASA's STI website:

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?Ntx=...=0&Ntt=kolecki

This is the first thing I've read on tensors that hasn't made me cry with frustration after the first four pages.


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