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4th rank Tensor 
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#1
Apr1311, 08:51 AM

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Hi,
Can somebody give me an example of a rank 4 tensor in physics? Thanks. 


#2
Apr1311, 09:30 AM

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Sure, one would be the Riemann curvature tensor R_{ijkl} that's used in general relativity.



#3
Apr1311, 11:08 AM

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Thanks.
It was an odd small part of an exam question when my module had only covered examples up to 3rd rank. 


#4
Mar1313, 05:02 AM

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4th rank Tensor
Third order nonlinear susceptibility is another example of 4th rank tensor.



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