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tensor analysis

[′ten·sər ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(mathematics)
The abstract study of mathematical objects having components which express properties similar to those of a geometric tensor; this study is fundamental to Riemannian geometry and the structure of Euclidean spaces. Also known as tensor calculus.
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Bayesian Tensor Analysis // IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN).--2008.
Crack classification for three AE events were performed by AE parameters and by moment tensor analysis. In Figure 10, crack classification by AE parameters, RA value and Average Frequency was performed by two sensors.
Vekua, The Basics of Tensor Analysis and Theory of Covariants, Nauka, Moscow, Russia, 1978 (Russian).
For students of mechanics, mathematics, and physics, Fomenko and Muishchenko (both mechanics and mathematics, Moscow State U.) explain the basics of general topology, nonlinear coordinate systems, the theory of smooth manifolds, the theory of curves and surfaces, transformation groups, tensor analysis and Riemannian geometry, the theory of integration and homologies, fundamental groups, and variational problems of Riemannian geometry.
Sokolnikoff, Tensor Analysis Theory and Applications to Geometry and Mechanics of Continua, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (1964).
PC Macsyma performs basic and matrix algebra and trigonometry, differential and integral calculus, and vector and tensor analysis. Its symbolic functions allow calculation of differential and integral equations, Laplace and Fourier transforms, vector and tensor calculus, and finite difference equations.
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It is for beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have a background in elementary calculus and differential equations, linear algebra, complex analysis, and vector and tensor analysis. He shies away from the coordinate system and components of vectors and tensors whenever possible, and uses the Einstein summation convention extensively.
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