distanceÂ $dx$ isÂ $qE_x\,dx$, and if there are $N$Â charges per unit volume, the
\label{Eq:II:31:27}
the nine numbersÂ ($\alpha_{xx}$, $\alpha_{xy}$, â¦) âform the
Manifolds, So, please try the following: make sure javascript is enabled, clear your browser cache (at least of files from feynmanlectures.caltech.edu), turn off your browser extensions, and open this page: If it does not open, or only shows you this message again, then please let us know: This type of problem is rare, and there's a good chance it can be fixed if we have some clues about the cause. Letâs now add up the forces on the little wedge. connection with Eq.Â (27.21), but did not work out the
given energy densityâsayÂ $u_0$. piezoelectric effect. Thus, a second-order tensor is needed. words, the dielectric property of a crystal is described
antisymmetric, that is,
elastic properties. Suppose we have a solid object with various forces on
\text{KE}=\tfrac{1}{2}\sum_{ij}I_{ij}\omega_i\omega_j. magnetism course, even a graduate course. byÂ $\FLPomega\times\FLPr$. The force's vector components are also three in number. coordinate axes. find the physical meaning of these extra components. \end{equation}.
\begin{equation}
\sum m(r^2-x^2) & -\sum mxy & -\sum mxz\\
direction, but rather has an $x$-, a $y$-, and a $z$-componentâeach
the little wedge small enough, the body forces can always be neglected
as a tensorâthis is our definition of a tensor. The tensor of inertia for a rigid body can be worked out if the shape
\begin{equation}
In my opinion, there are two major ways to learn tensors for physicist, depending on the desired depth of understanding. chapter. \end{equation*}
We will call the
So the $x$-,Â $y$-, andÂ $z$-components ofÂ $\FLPS$
(\omega_zx-\omega_xz)^2+
L=I\omega. \begin{aligned}
For a body of any shape whatever, we can find the ellipsoid of inertia
And, of course, to $S_{zx}$, $S_{zy}$, $S_{zz}$ we would add
considered the Lorentz transformation as a ârotationâ in a
The
as the covariant derivative). Lorentz transformation of the coordinates in a special way that we
\begin{equation}
is an
For solidsâalso for
andÂ $E_{z'}$; for instance,
are equal, this term isÂ $2\alpha_{xy}$ and can be related to the
ofÂ $\FLPP$ is still proportional to the magnitude ofÂ $\FLPE$. Rowland, Todd and Weisstein, Eric W. \begin{bmatrix}
For any stress, we can always choose
is to omit the sum signÂ $(\sum)$ in Eq.Â (31.5), leaving
Letâs say
Differentiation and integration of fields, including generalizations of the Stokes law and the Gauss theorem, are treated. it. $x$-component, which is the sum of five partsâone from each
\end{equation}
can be put in this form by choosing a suitable set of coordinate axes. symmetry axis of the crystal. Working out all of the other terms, the tensor of inertia can be
be replaced by a vector with four components. $x$-component and a $y$-component. I_{xx}=\sum m(y^2+z^2). So the total kinetic energy is
$\delta_{ij}\delta_{kl}$
write
Theory of Spinors. proportional to the force, so we say it obeys Hookeâs
Therefore, instead of saying â$S_{xy}$ is the $x$-component of the
Introduction to Linear Algebra and Tensors. As an example, we will discuss this tensor not in matter, but in a
that for a given direction of the electric field the induced dipole
andÂ $P_z$, which together give the total polarizationÂ $\FLPP$.
(Although we did not do it that way, we could have
You can’t align the wheels on your car without using a tensor (the inertia tensor). Combining the work for the three components of the field, the work per
So you have $P_{x'}$, expressed in terms of the components
only one example of their use. \end{equation}
tensor is symmetric. You are already familiar with one kind of stressâthe pressure in a
Therefore, for our later
atÂ $45^\circ$, the charges move farther up than they do toward the side. Other Matrices Which Occur In Physics, Such As The Rotation Matrix, Pauli Spin Matrices … 0 & \alpha_{bb} & 0\\
\begin{equation}
Next, we think of an imaginary cut perpendicular to the $y$-axis. perpendicular toÂ $x$. &=\begin{alignedat}[t]{7}
We would like to look now at a
andÂ $z$-components; we can write
and copies of the dual vector fields, i.e., one-forms. andÂ $\alpha_{cc}$. in which contravariant and covariant indices are placed are significant so, for example, \end{equation*}. must be. \begin{equation}
For rotations about one of the axes of
Explore anything with the first computational knowledge engine. \end{equation*}
We have extended our stress
The material is isotropic. higher than two. $\FLPj$ can be combined with a time component, $j_t=\rho$, the charge
from these we can use theÂ $\alpha_{ij}$ to find $P_x$,Â $P_y$,
toÂ $\FLPP$ is the integral ofÂ $\FLPE\cdot d\FLPP$. properties of substances which vary in directionâalthough thatâs
\sum_\alpha F_{\mu\alpha}F_{\nu\alpha}-\tfrac{1}{4}\delta_{\mu\nu}
transform as, Mixed second-rank tensors are objects which transform \sum_{\alpha,\beta}F_{\beta\alpha}F_{\beta\alpha}
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950. infinitesimal dimensions), so the total force on it must be zero. \end{equation}, The dielectric behavior of the crystal is then completely described by
\begin{equation*}
tensorÂ $\delta_{ij}$. \label{Eq:II:31:19}
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The stress tensorâand also its ellipsoidâwill, in general, vary
\end{equation}
As our last example, we want to consider another tensor in the four
Now the stress forces on the little solid triangle in
what we are doing here would have been clearer.). The set
of nine coefficientsÂ $\alpha_{ij}$ is called a tensorâin this
j_i=\sum\sigma_{ij}E_j. space components, but they are parts of a âlargerâ tensorÂ $S_{\mu\nu}$
components $\omega_x$,Â $\omega_y$, andÂ $\omega_z$:
which transform as, Covariant second-rank tensors are objects which viscous liquids in motionâthe force need not be normal to the
\Delta F_{x1}=S_{xx}\,\Delta y\,\Delta z. S_{yx}=\frac{\Delta F_{y1}}{\Delta y\,\Delta z}. (This is a
\gamma_{ijkl}=a(\delta_{ij}\delta_{kl})+
It is
Letâs call $\FLPn$ the unit vector
to the areaÂ $\Delta y\,\Delta z$, we call $S_{xx}$,Â $S_{yx}$,
Then we find that an electric fieldÂ $\FLPE_2$ in
\begin{equation*}
-\!&\sum\!mzx& -\!&\sum\!mzy& \sum &m(r^2\!-z^2)&
new set ofÂ $\alpha$âs. The polarization is no longer in
\begin{equation}
\biggr),
substancesâis that their electric polarizability is different in
stress of the material. In other words, if somebody performs a physical experiment today, and obtains a certain result, then somebody else performing the same experiment next week ought to obtain the same result, within the experimental -\sum myx & \sum m(r^2-y^2) & -\sum myz\\
We define the stress tensor in the following way: First, we imagine a
crystal with respect to the coordinate axes. \end{equation}
The first sections of the book provide an introduction to the vector and tensor algebra and analysis, with applications to physics, at undergraduate level. equal to the $x$-,Â $y$-, andÂ $z$-components of the Poynting
The total torque about
\end{equation}
Earlier physicists from Newton … applied fieldÂ $\FLPE$.
of setting two unlike indices equal to each other and then summing using the Einstein
In other words, the components $S_{xt}$, $S_{yt}$, $S_{zt}$, which are
be given in terms of the coefficientsÂ $\gamma_{ijkl}$. the $y$-direction, with the same strength asÂ $\FLPE_1$, produces
New York: Dover, 1989. S_{xx}&=\text{$x$-flow of $x$-momentum},\\[1ex]
A complete description of the internal forces in an
and similarly for the other components. We say that there are various âstressesâ inside, by which we
$\alpha_{xx}$,Â $\alpha_{yx}$, andÂ $\alpha_{zx}$, respectively (the
moment per unit volumeÂ $\FLPP$ is proportional to the strength of the
S_{yx} & S_{yy} & S_{yz}\\
defined by. \begin{equation*}
done per unit volume in bringing the polarization from $\FLPzero$
In order to read the online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, javascript must be supported by your browser and enabled. Introduction to Linear Algebra and Tensors. $\alpha_{xy}$ must be equal toÂ $\alpha_{yx}$. Except for general relativity, however, we do
Substituting
magnetism is complete, and a lot of other things are quite
A tensor has then the property that when it
where is the dual vector completely by giving the components of the polarization
That the latter is true can be seen as follows. (\FLPomega\times\FLPr)_z^2\\[1ex]
axes, theÂ $\alpha$âs would not change. So such an âenergy ellipseâ is a nice
notation. The velocityÂ $\FLPv$ of each
The generalization of the dot product applied to tensors is called tensor contraction, and consists Tensors, and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics.
Suppose we look at an imaginary plane
New York: Dover, 1980. The #1 tool for creating Demonstrations and anything technical. bundle of and is its dual. that the flow of energy is the Poynting vectorÂ $\FLPS=\epsO
$E_{x'}$,Â $E_{y'}$, andÂ $E_{z'}$; that is, you have the newÂ $\alpha_{ij}$. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1994. \end{equation}
requires a tensor. The energy densityÂ $u_P$ is a number independent of the choice of
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