05/20/2008, 08:39 PM

Hi Andrew -

this is a nice collection of work! However the formalism is too dense for me, I need more examples. I tried to get a basic grip of tensors with some questions in the german newsgroup de.sci.mathematik but unfortunately, my basic questions were answered in a way, that I still didn't get the basics well. So I think, I'll look at my "mathematical tables" to get a first understanding about the structure of the components in the tensors before I try to learn about the formalisms/abbreviations for the mathematical operations between them. (I even didn't get a definitive answer yet, how many components a 2-D-tensor (generalization of a matrix) has: nxn? or by the additional notations of indexes upper and lower (2n)x(2n) ?

There's obviously much to learn...

Anyway again thanks for the compilation and extraction of important things. I think it will be much helpful after I got the basics.

Gottfried

this is a nice collection of work! However the formalism is too dense for me, I need more examples. I tried to get a basic grip of tensors with some questions in the german newsgroup de.sci.mathematik but unfortunately, my basic questions were answered in a way, that I still didn't get the basics well. So I think, I'll look at my "mathematical tables" to get a first understanding about the structure of the components in the tensors before I try to learn about the formalisms/abbreviations for the mathematical operations between them. (I even didn't get a definitive answer yet, how many components a 2-D-tensor (generalization of a matrix) has: nxn? or by the additional notations of indexes upper and lower (2n)x(2n) ?

There's obviously much to learn...

Anyway again thanks for the compilation and extraction of important things. I think it will be much helpful after I got the basics.

Gottfried

Gottfried Helms, Kassel