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# Tensor analysis by Nelson, Edward

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Published in Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1967 .
Written in English

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• Calculus of tensors

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The Physical Object ID Numbers Series Mathematical notes -- preliminary informal notes of university courses and seminars in mathematics Pagination iv, 127 p. ; Number of Pages 127 Open Library OL26550540M

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