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I am putting together a spreadsheet on tensors but at the moment I have no sensible values to feed into the formulas. Is there any information available for sensible values for these? I want to avoid complex numbers as I am just transforming values.

Quote from: jeffreyH on 20/03/2014 02:41:44I am putting together a spreadsheet on tensors but at the moment I have no sensible values to feed into the formulas. Is there any information available for sensible values for these? I want to avoid complex numbers as I am just transforming values.That depends on what kind of tensor you have in mind and what it's physical meaning is. Take a look at the Faraday tensor at ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please REGISTER or LOGIN

A tensor is basically a matrix and can be written as a collection of numbers. Saying "what is a sensible value for my tensor" is like saying "I have a number, what's a sensible value for it?" You need to give context, as Pete says. It should have reasonable values for whatever physical meaning the tensor has.

A tensor is basically a matrix and can be written as a collection of numbers.

Saying "what is a sensible value for my tensor" is like saying "I have a number, what's a sensible value for it?" You need to give context, as Pete says. It should have reasonable values for whatever physical meaning the tensor has.