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4th rank Tensor

  1. Apr 13, 2011 #1

    Can somebody give me an example of a rank 4 tensor in physics?

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  3. Apr 13, 2011 #2


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    Sure, one would be the Riemann curvature tensor Rijkl that's used in general relativity.
  4. Apr 13, 2011 #3

    It was an odd small part of an exam question when my module had only covered examples up to 3rd rank.
  5. Mar 13, 2013 #4
    Third order nonlinear susceptibility is another example of 4th rank tensor.
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