Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

Living Edition
| Editors: Holm Altenbach, Andreas Öchsner

Derivatives of Vectors and Tensors

  • L. P. Lebedev
  • M. J. Cloud
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53605-6_215-1



A tensor field is a tensor-valued function of position in space. Hence a scalar field is a mapping that assigns a scalar to each point of some domain in \(\mathbb R^3\)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National University of ColombiaBogotaColombia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringLawrence Technological UniversitySouthfieldUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Leonid P. Lebedev
    • 1
  • Michael J. Cloud
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotá D.C.Colombia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringLawrence Technological UniversitySouthfieldUSA