This textbook, deals with tensors that are treated as vectors, and has a practical orientation. In addition to dealing with the classical topics of tensor books, new tensor concepts are introduced, such as the rotation of tensors, the transposer tensor, the eigentensors, the permutation tensor structure, etc. The book covers an existing gap between the classic theory of tensors and the possibility of solving tensor problems with a computer. In fact, the computational algebra is formulated in matrix form to facilitate its implementation on computers. For the first time tensor contraction is formulated in terms of matrix operations. A computer package , written in Mathematica, is available through Internet at: http://personales.unican.es/castie/tensors that complements the book. In summary, the book is t a standard book on tensors because of its orientation, the many vel contributions included in it, the careful tation and the stretching-condensing techniques used for most of the transformations used in the book.
Enrique Castillo is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Cantabria in Santander (Spain). He is a Mathematician and a Civil engineer and Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He has taught at several other universities in the Europe and America. The author/coauthor of eleven other books in English and fourteen in Spanish, and more than 300 papers in journals and Congresses. More information can be found at his Web site: http://personales.unican.es/castie//. Juan R. Ruiz-Tolosa is an Industrial and Civil Engineer and has been Professor of Algebra, Tensors, Topology, Differential Geometry and Calculus at the Civil Engineering School, University of Cantabria for 30 years. His field of research includes Number Theory, Euclidean Geometry, Elliptic Integrals, Algebraic Roots of Equations, etc.
Enrique Castillo, Jaun Ramon Ruiz-Tolosa
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