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Vector analysis, comparing tensors to vectors

  1. Oct 23, 2012 #1
    I have been struggling with this homework question for a week and it still makes no sense to me.

    I am asked to

    "choose a nontrivial second order tensor in R^2 and determine whether or not it can be identified with a first order tensor in R^4 in a natural way, and if it can be, is every second order tensor in R^2 a first order tensor in R^4 in this natural way?"

    What is he talking about? As far as I know they have the same number of components and that is it.
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2012 #2
    I don't think the entire internet has anything to say about this.

    Swell.
     
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