Tensor calculus

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In mathematics, tensor calculus or tensor analysis is an advanced extension of vector calculus to more general mathematical objects called tensor fields (tensors that may change over a manifold, e.g. with space and with time).

Tensor calculus has many real-life applications in physics and engineering, including stress analysis, continuum mechanics, electromagnetism (see mathematical descriptions of the electromagnetic field), and general relativity (see mathematics of general relativity).

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