Isotropic Polynomial Invariants and Tensor Functions

  • A. J. M. Spencer
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 292)


Some of the circumstances in which invariance problems arise in continuum mechanics are described elsewhere in this book. In Chapters 8 and 9 we consider the purely algebraic problem of determining systems of polynomial invariants and tensor polynomial functions for a given set of vectors and tensors, for some of the transformation groups which are of importance in continuum mechanics.


Matrix Product Orthogonal Group Axial Vector Orthogonal Transformation Polynomial Invariant 
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  • A. J. M. Spencer
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  1. 1.The University of NottinghamEngland

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