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Linear Algebra A book on tensors like Linear Algebra by Friedberg et al.

  1. Oct 15, 2015 #1
    Hi, I am looking for a book that explains tensors and builds a working knowledge of tensors, like the book Linear Algebra by Friedberg Insel and Spence, which I thought explained things very well (if you haven't heard of it, its an intro. book on linear algebra). Thanks!
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  3. Oct 15, 2015 #2


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    You might find A Student's Guide to Vectors and Tensors, by Daniel Fleisch, helpful. I haven't read this book, but his other one on Maxwell's equations (in the same series) is great.
  4. Oct 15, 2015 #3
    Thanks for the suggestion! I actually have A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians which is by a different author but is still really good
  5. Oct 16, 2015 #4


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    "Linear algebra done wrong" by Sergei Treil is an even better introduction to linear algebra. It has a chapter on tensors. And it's available for free online. http://www.math.brown.edu/~treil/papers/LADW/LADW.html

    If you want something even easier to get you started, I recommend chapter 3 in "A first course in general relativity" by Bernard Schutz.
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