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## Tensor

streess is tensor,then,what is meant by tensor?

rupasri

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Tensors are used to represent the relation between vectors. They are geometrical objects which show’s    the  relation between vectors, vectors and scalars.It is  a geometrical maping of the relations .Tensor analysis ,a branch in mathematics is helping to solve the complex equations in which many vectors are involved

for further reference visit  http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/Numbers/Math/documents/Tensors_TM2002211716.pdf

## What is a tensor?

Stress is tensor,then,what is meant by tensor? (Rupasri asked)

Tensor is a mathematical object analogous to but more general than a vector, represented by an array of components that are functions of the coordinates of a space.

Tensors are used to represent correspondences between sets of geometrical vectors.

Refer to the following links for a more detailed analysis.

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/Numbers/Math/documents/Tensors_TM2002211716.pdf

Physically, vectors are used to represent locations, velocities, accelerations, flux densities, field
quantities, etc.

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