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Books on Tensor Algebra

  1. Mar 20, 2012 #1
    Does anyone know any good reading material on Tensor Algebra? Cannot seem to find good book about it.


    Also, I apologise if I post this in the wrong section.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 20, 2012 #2
    Here's a good starting point:

    Bowen & Wang: Introduction to Vectors and Tensors, Vol I, Vol II.

    It doesn't really assume any background, so you can jump in wherever you feel comfortable.

    I also like Bishop & Goldberg: Tensor Analysis on Manifolds. The blurb says, "A student with a background of advanced calculus and elementary differential equations could readily undertake the study of this book."
  4. Mar 20, 2012 #3
    Thanks, "Tensor Analysis on Manifolds" seems to explain it in a good manner. If I got the general picture correctly, it abstracts the concept of vectors in a similar manner as vectors abstracts the concept of scalars, which in all fairness makes a lot of sense.
  5. Mar 20, 2012 #4
    Two textbooks that are free!?
    And one thats under £10!?!?!?!

    My god :bugeye:
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