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### Properties and notation of third-order (and higher) partial-derivatives

This question has been bothering me for quite a while and I still haven't found a satisfying answer anywhere on the internet or in any of my books (which may not be that advanced, mind you...). Since ...
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### jacobian times its inverse - should be identity

Here's an easy one. A Jacobian is $\frac{dx^i}{dy^j}$. The inverse is $\frac{dy^j}{dx^k}$. So, in tensor notation, $\frac{dx^i}{dy^j} \frac{dy^j}{dx^k} = \frac{dx^i}{dx^k} = \delta^i_k$ Now ...
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### What exactly do the terms of $(f \circ g)'''$ mean?

Say, $g: X\to Y$ and $f: Y\to Z$ are smooth. One can find $(f \circ g)'''$ by using the Faà di Bruno's formula: $$(f \circ g)''' =(f'''\circ g)(g')^3 + 3(f''\circ g)g'g'' + (f'\circ g)g'''$$ But my ...
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### The gradient of a function is an alternating one-tensor

I'm currently reading Spivak's Calculus on Manifolds and I seem to have hit a snag in Chapter Four: Integration on Chains. Spivak develops tensors, vector fields, alternating tensors and differential ...
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### Simplifing formulas using tensor notation

Im trying to symplify formulas like: $$\operatorname{div}(\operatorname{rot}\vec{F}),\qquad \operatorname{rot}(\operatorname{rot}\vec{F})$$ or something more strange like: ...
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### Is the third order term of a Taylor approximation a covariant tensor of rank 3 restricted to (h,h,h)?

Recently reading Peter Lax's linear algebra text, he had a very concise way of writing the Taylor approximation up to second order: $f(x+h) = f(x) + l(h) + \frac{1}{2}q(h) + \|h\|^2 \epsilon(\|h\|)$, ...
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### Vector Calculus - Curl of Vector

I'm asked to prove the following identity, using index notation: $(\nabla\times A)\times A=A \cdot\nabla A - \nabla(A \cdot A)$ However, when I work it out, I find that the actual solution should ...
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### Help needed with tensors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: An Introduction to Tensors Recently I came across the concept of tensors and heard it is very difficult to understand. Is there a ...
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### What is the divergence of a matrix valued function?

According to Wikipedia: The divergence of a continuously differentiable tensor field $\underline{\underline{\epsilon}}$ is: ...
I'm trying to re-write $v (u x)$ where $v$ and $u$ are row vectors and $x$ is a column vector as some expression $M x$ (or $\bar{v}x$, etc.). The motivation is because I'm trying to compute the ...
Perform a taylor expansion in 3 dimensions in time on the time compontent of of $T^{\alpha \beta}(t - r + n^{i} y_{i})$ given that $r$ is a contstant and $n^{i} y_{i}$ is the scalar product of a ...