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## ten·sor

(tĕn′sər, -sôr′)
n.
1. Anatomy A muscle that stretches or tightens a body part.
2. Mathematics A set of quantities that obey certain transformation laws relating the bases in one generalized coordinate system to those of another and involving partial derivative sums. Vectors are simple tensors.

[New Latin tēnsor, from Latin tēnsus, past participle of tendere, to stretch; see tense1.]

## tensor

(ˈtɛnsə; -sɔː)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy any muscle that can cause a part to become firm or tense
2. (Mathematics) maths a set of components, functions of the coordinates of any point in space, that transform linearly between coordinate systems. For three-dimensional space there are 3r components, where r is the rank. A tensor of zero rank is a scalar, of rank one, a vector
[C18: from New Latin, literally: a stretcher]
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## ten•sor

(ˈtɛn sər, -sɔr)

n.
1. a muscle that stretches or tightens some part of the body.
2. a mathematical entity with components that change in a particular way in a transformation from one coordinate system to another.
[1695–1705; < New Latin: stretcher = Latin tend(ere) to stretch (compare tend1) + -tor -tor]
ten•so′ri•al (-ˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 tensor - a generalization of the concept of a vectorvariable quantity, variable - a quantity that can assume any of a set of values 2 tensor - any of several muscles that cause an attached structure to become tense or firmmuscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the bodytensor tympani - a small muscle in the middle ear that tenses to protect the eardrum
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tenzor
tenzor
tensor

## tensor (muscle)

nTensor m
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HACKBUSCH, Tensor Spaces and Numerical Tensor Calculus, Springer, Heidelberg, 2012.
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For graduate students, instructors, and researchers in elasticity and shell theories, Altman and De Oliveira provide a comprehensive account of tensor calculus in both holonomic and anholonomic coordinate systems.
Tensor calculus provides an additional tool to study the relationship between crack anisotropy and seismic anisotropy and thus the connection between main crack systems and maxima of velocity.

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