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What is a tensor? Can any give a practical use of it? How it is different from Vector?

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Yaswanth

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What is a tensor? Can any give a practical use of it? How it is different from Vector?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deformation_(mechanics)#Shear_strain

Other topics include inertia, and strength.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor

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Txx Txy Txz

Tyx Tyy Tyz

Tzx Tzy Tzz

So for an element in the fluid Txx would be the stress on the x face in the x direction. So it is a normal stress or pressure. Txy would be the stress on the x face in the y direction, shear stress caused by viscosity.

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