4th rank Tensor

by SteDolan
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Apr13-11, 08:51 AM
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Can somebody give me an example of a rank 4 tensor in physics?

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Bill_K is offline
Apr13-11, 09:30 AM
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Sure, one would be the Riemann curvature tensor Rijkl that's used in general relativity.
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Apr13-11, 11:08 AM
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It was an odd small part of an exam question when my module had only covered examples up to 3rd rank.

orhit is offline
Mar13-13, 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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