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In summary, Jason found a book that can be helpful for beginners in learning tensors. He also found that a book specifically about tensors is better because it starts with the basics and goes more in depth.

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yungman said:

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What do you mean n-th dimension? I've only ever seen a rank 3 tensor in e/m.

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Pengwuino said:What do you mean n-th dimension? I've only ever seen a rank 3 tensor in e/m.

I was looking at Schaum's Vector analysis. It has a small section on it and call out for n space! Yes, in EM, I need only 3 space, that's the reason I am looking for more simple type.

My head is already spinning studying PDE and all to study electrodynamics, I just want to learn the simple ones for ED. But not so simple to the point of just follow the equation though. I find Schaums are too brief to really for learning.

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http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0403252

I haven't read it, so I don't know how good it is, but the price is right.

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yungman said:I was looking at Schaum's Vector analysis. It has a small section on it and call out for n space! Yes, in EM, I need only 3 space, that's the reason I am looking for more simple type.

My head is already spinning studying PDE and all to study electrodynamics, I just want to learn the simple ones for ED. But not so simple to the point of just follow the equation though. I find Schaums are too brief to really for learning.

There's a Schaum's quide specifically for

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good luck,

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Thanks for all the suggestion, I am going to look into these.

Alan

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jasonRF said:

good luck,

jason

Thanks

I just ordered one on Amazon for $36 free shipping.

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brocks said:

http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0403252

I haven't read it, so I don't know how good it is, but the price is right.

Thanks

I already download this. I am just going to get a few so if I get stuck on one, I can go on the other.

A tensor is a mathematical object that is used to represent data in multiple dimensions. It is often used to describe the relationships between different physical quantities, such as velocity, force, and acceleration.

The purpose of a tensor is to provide a framework for understanding and analyzing complex data sets. It allows for the representation of data in multiple dimensions, making it easier to identify patterns and relationships within the data.

A tensor is similar to a matrix in that both are mathematical objects with multiple dimensions. However, a tensor can have an arbitrary number of dimensions, while a matrix is limited to two dimensions.

Tensors have a wide range of applications in science and engineering, including image and signal processing, machine learning, and quantum mechanics. They are also commonly used in fields such as physics, chemistry, and biology to model complex systems and processes.

While tensors can be a complex mathematical concept, there are many books available that provide an easy understanding of the topic. Some basic knowledge of linear algebra and calculus may be helpful, but it is not necessary to have advanced mathematical knowledge to understand tensors.

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