Bhaben Chandra Kalita
March 26, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 9 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367138066 - CAT# K409990
Series: Mathematics and its Applications
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Theoretically, the subject of "Tensor calculus" is critical for students to under understand for the complex nature of uses of subscripts and superscripts. Besides the lack of knowledge about the fields of application, this poses rather more difficulty to learn the concepts. The elegant nature of description of the theory with specific style of changing the suffixes and prefixes and reasons to recover meaningful results of the subsequent fields will inspire the readers for the book. Special techniques are adopted in the book to remove confusion from the minds (as inferred from practical experience) of students/readers for pure knowledge.
For absolute understanding of the subject clear indication on where to change the suffix in terms and to what, are given with directions (hints) in respective terms. Moreover, this book distinguishes different classes of tensors; pictorial representations are furnished as well. Without identification of non-isotropic media where application of tensors is inevitable, researchers /readers cannot use it in true sense. For this purpose, the Chapter 7 is included for step-by-step evolution of the branch. To amplify the uses of tensors in gravitationally distorted space-time of General Theory of Relativity and in non-isotropic media like viscous fluids and physical bodies with elasticity including Structural Geology, Chapter 7 is developed to infuse real interest in to the minds of readers.