The language of differential forms is creeping into the textbooks on nonlinear continuum mechanics, replacing traditional vector mechanics. I've been struggling to come to terms with this. There's a thread in the 'Tensor Analysis and D.G' forum, where the contributors are mainly physicists or mathematicians. Are there any mechanical engineers here who have adopted this machinery and, if so, was it worth the effort?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Differential forms in Mechanical Eng.

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