skew-symmetric tensor

skew-symmetric tensor

[′skyü si¦me·trik ′ten·sər]
(mathematics)
A tensor where interchanging two indices will only change the sign of the corresponding component.
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Vector spaces, multilinear mappings, dual spaces, tensor product spaces, tensors, symmetric and skew-symmetric tensors, and exterior or Grassmann algebra are described in the initial chapters, with definitions and examples provided.