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    Aug 2010

    Sol to Einstein indicial notation problem

    EDIT: This was just a test to see if superscripts and subscripts would carry over from Word. They did here, but not in original thread. Was able to correct problem in original thread which is at:

    Einstein indicial notation problem

    let S =|sij| and Sij ≡ sij
    S4ii = ½ (S2jj)(S2kk) *

    S is symmetric so there is a coordinate system in which S is diagonal with real components. In this coordinate system:


    2dim proof (3dim is the same with more algebra. You can’t get beyond this point with summation convention):

    s11 + s22 = 0, sum of diagonal elements is a tensor invariant
    s112 + s222 = -2s11s22
    (s112 + s222) (s112 + s222) = 4s112s222
    s114 + s224 = 2s112s122 = ½ (s112 + s222) (s112 + s222)
    S4ii = ½ (Sjj)(Skk)

    Proof holds in any coordinate system because contraction of a tensor is a tensor.

    * sikskjsilslj = S2ijS2ij = S4ii
    (AijAjk = A2ik, AijAji = A2ii)

    EDIT Why was I able to copy this to Latex Help from Word but not to post in thread?
    Last edited by Hartlw; April 18th 2013 at 12:03 PM.
    Thanks from milad
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