Tensor Analysis for Engineers: Transformations – Mathematics – Applications, 3rd Edition
Tensor analysis is used in engineering and science fields. This new edition provides engineers and applied scientists withthe tools and techniques of tensor analysis for applications in practical problem solving and analysis activities. It includes expanded content on the application of mechanical stress transformation. The geometry is limited to the Euclidean space/geometry, where the Pythagorean Theorem applies, with well-defined Cartesian coordinate systems as the reference. Quantities defined in curvilinear coordinate systems, like cylindrical, spherical, parabolic, etc. are discussed and several examples and coordinates sketches with related calculations are presented. In addition, the book has several worked-outexamples for helping the readers with mastering the topics provided in the prior sections.
- Expanded content on the application of mechanical stress transformation
- Covers rigid body rotation and Cartesian tensors by including Euler angles and quaternion methods
- Uses easy to understand mathematical concepts through numerous figures, solved examples, and exercises
- Lists gradient-like operators for major systems of coordinates and rotation matrices for proper Euler and Tait-Bryan angles