# Thread: symmetry and tensor

1. ## symmetry and tensor

a body has the symmetry that its shape is unchanged by arbitrary rotations around axis, e_3, Show that any second-rank tensor calculated for the body will take the form:

3*3 matrix:

a b 0
-b a 0
0 0 c

2. There is Euler's theorem, that says that a rotation around an axis is given by a $3\times 3$ matrix of the form $\begin{Bmatrix} {\bf A} & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{Bmatrix}$, where the matrix ${\bf A}$ is a rotation of the plane.