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Second-rank tensors

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Abstract

This chapter is devoted to the study of the characteristic properties of symmetric tensors of rank 2. They represent many physical properties which, in isotropic materials, are described by a simple scalar. The end of this chapter introduces axial vectors, which are antisymmetric tensors of rank 2, and gives examples.

Keywords

Symmetric Tensor Axial Vector Antisymmetric Tensor Axis System Symmetry Element 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie, case 115, 4 place JussieuUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques, Bâtiment Condorcet, case 7021Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7Paris CedexFrance
  3. 3.Grenoble-INP et Institut Néel du CNRS, B.P. 166Université Grenoble-AlpesGrenobleFrance

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