[OS X TeX] Intrinsic tensors
Alain Schremmer
schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri May 30 16:21:40 EDT 2014
You are of course quite right but there was a story behind that: Many,
many years ago, I had written a piece to introduce the conservations
laws of fluid mechanics in a way I thought would be "more elegant".
The other day, I looked for it to give to one of my grandsons who is
trying to get into nano-technology without really knowing the first
word about, say, Navier-Stokes.
Looking at it after all this time, I thought the stuff was not bad so
I thought to see how it might go in LaTeX. I have attached the (only)
page I did to give you an idea of the way I had gone about it. I still
think it has merits. Maybe I will keep LaTexing it. In any case, I
wanted to keep the "flavor".
Best regards as always
--s
On May 30, 2014, at 2:47 PM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:
> Alain,
>
> In the literature generic tensors are usually denoted by elements of
> the Latin or Greek alphabet like T=(T_{\al\bet}) or \eta=(\eta^i),
> etc. Tensor bundles with base space M are usually denoted by T^{p,q}
> (M); its elements are tensors of order p+q, where p is the order
> with respect to the contravariant indices and q with respect to the
> covariant indices. I wouldn't bother creating fancy symbols but
> rather adopt the norm.
>
> Claus
>
>
> On May 29, 2014, at 19:45, Alain Schremmer
> <schremmer.alain at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I would like a symbol to represent n-dimensional objects, in fact
>> tensor fields of order n, something like<G^n.pdf>.
>>
>> I have looked around to no avail; worse comes to worst, I can
>> always use the above pdf but I am curious.
>>
>> Faintly hopeful regards
>> --schremmer
>>
>>
>>
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