Welcome to the website for A Student’s Guide to Vectors and Tensors, and thanks for visiting. The purpose of this site is to supplement the material in the book by providing resources that will help you understand vectors and tensors. On this site, you’ll find:
Complete solutions to every problem in the book
From this page, you’ll be able to get a series of hints to help you solve each of the problems in the text, or you can see the full solution to each problem straight away. Just use the menu on the left to click on one of the Chapters, select “Problems,” and pick the problem for which you’d like some help.
For each of the six chapters in the text, I’ve recorded a series of audio podcasts in which I walk you through the major concepts contained within that chapter. These audio files can be streamed to your computer so you can hear them immediately, or you can use your favorite podcast-catching software to grab and store them.
Matrix Algebra Review
Also from this page, you can download a .pdf file with a brief review of matrix algebra. This is not a comprehensive introduction to the use of matrices, but it should provide enough of a review for you to understand the matrix algebra used in the text.
Alternative Forms of the Electromagnetic Field Tensor
As it says in the text, you may encounter several different forms of the EM field tensor in other texts, so this .pdf file provides a comparison between the forms used in several of the more popular EM texts.
I hope you find the material on this site helpful, and I’m interested in any comments you may have as to how this site (and the text) could be more useful to you. Thanks for your time.
|To contact Dan Fleisch, send an e-mail to|
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Matrix Algebra Review
- Alternative forms of the EM tensor
- About Dan Fleisch
- Book Corrections
- About Cambridge University Press
- BUY This Book