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  • adjective mathematics Of or pertaining to a tensor


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tensor +‎ -ial


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  • (GμÎ-, the Einstein tensor) built up from the uniquely compatible linear symmetric ( "Levi-Civita") connection associated with the metric tensor gμÎ-, and representing the curvature of spacetime, is set identical to a tensorial but non-geometrical phenomenological representation of matter on the right-hand side.

    Early Philosophical Interpretations of General Relativity Ryckman, Thomas A. 2006

  • "It should be apparent even to your feeble intelligence that after your fiasco, your inexcusable negligence in not reporting even the most elementary vectorial-tensorial analysis of that extremely important phenomenon, someone with a brain should ..."

    Gray Lensman Smith, E. E. 1950

  • If you can imagine a body force that, somehow, happens to have a tensorial nature -- not vectorial -- then we could arrange to have that force distributed in such a manner that a state of strain would not necessarily imply a state of stress.

    iMechanica - Comments infinique 2009


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