cartesian tensor

cartesian tensor

[kär′tē·zhan ′ten·sər]
(mathematics)
The aggregate of the functions of position in a tensor field in an n-dimensional cartesian coordinate system.
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Then the normal component of the Cartesian tensor [sigma] on that plane is, using the summation convention over repeated indices:
Coverage includes the basic operations of vectors, matrices, Cartesian tensors, domain and boundary surface integrals, kinematics, kinetics, linear elasticity, and Newtonian fluid mechanics, followed by chapters on curvilinear, nonlinear, electromagnetic, and differential geometry continuum.
A big advantage of co-rotational constitutive equations is that only Cartesian tensors are used.
First, he deals with invariant modeling of flight dynamics, laying out the mathematical foundations of modeling with Cartesian tensors, matrices, and coordinate systems.