MathTensor: A System for Doing Tensor Analysis by Computer

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Addison-Wesley, 1994 - Computers - 379 pages
MathTensor(tm) is an exciting software program used with Mathematica® for doing tensor analysis and working with differential forms. A guide to the software, this book describes the program's commands and functions and shows how to apply them to problems in electromagnetism, relativity, differential geometry, and elasticity. For those who are learning about the subject, it includes concise introductions to tensors and differential forms. You will find numerous computer-generated examples of actual input and output throughout the book, as well as many helpful hints for avoiding pitfalls and making full use of the program.

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Contents

A Brief Look at MathTensor
1
An Introduction to Tensors and Differential Forms
13
Symmetries Operations and Rules
33
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About Leonard Parker

Leonard Parker is a principal in MathSolutions Inc., and the co-author of the MathTensor software. Parker, an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, is author of more than one hundred research publications and has served on the editorial boards of several major physics journals. He is professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

About Steven Christensen

Steven Christensen is a principal in MathSolutions Inc., and the co-author of the MathTensor software. Founder of the MathGroup Mathematica Email list, is a contributing editor to The Mathematica Journal and a consultant for major hardware and software vendors. He is adjunct professor of physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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