I have recently delved into linear algebra and multi-linear algebra. I came to learn about the concepts of linear and bi-linear maps along with bases and changes of basis, linear independence, what a subspace is and more. I then decided to move on to tensor products, when I ran into a problem: Every video and source I come across only tells me what a tensor product is and its various properties such as: U ⊗ V1 + U ⊗ V2 = U ⊗ (V1 + V2) It is nice that they tell me the properties, but knowing properties such as the one above is useless if I don't actually know how to calculate what U ⊗ V is! Can anyone please tell me how to actually calculate a tensor product (and not just the properties of tensor products)? If you can not do this, can you at least tell me why many sources don't explain the calculation process? Is it one of those things that are generally just put into software like many partial differential equations?