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Diagrammatic Notation 
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#1
Apr1008, 11:08 AM

P: 108

Hi guys
I was first introduced to diagrammatic notation in Roger Penrose's book "Road to Reality". I wanted to know if any of you are familiar with diagrammatic notation for tensors? As such, is it worthwhile learning? Its certainly alot clearer (for me anyway :P) than index notation for some of the more complicated structures. I quite like the way contraction looks and a few of the graphical 'proofs' seem very natural (like the determinant of a product being the product of the determinants). As an aside: If you were to add two tensors of the same valence, what would the new structure look like? Thanks Jacques 


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Apr1008, 06:40 PM

P: 448

It's junk, in my opinion.



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