310-3341/01 – Tensor Analysis (TA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mathematics and Descriptive GeometryCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Jaroslav Vlček, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Jaroslav Vlček, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesMaster, Follow-up Master
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VLC20 doc. RNDr. Jaroslav Vlček, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 14+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students learn to use tensor calculus. They shlould know how to analyze a problem, to choose and correctly use appropriate algorithm, to apply their knowledge to solve technical problems.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


The elements of tensor algebra and tensor analysis in cartesian and/or orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems. Tensor fields are studied using local and global characteristics. The applications are illustrated in static and dynamic elasticity as well as on several problems of electromagnetic field in anisotropic materials. More of applications (hydrodynamics et al.) can be chosen when needed.

Compulsory literature:

Akivis, M. A. - Goldberg, V. V.: An Introduction to Linear Algebra and Tensors. Dover Publ., New York etc., 1993

Recommended literature:

Maxum, B.: Field Mathematics for Electromagnetics, Photonics and Material Science. SPIE Press, Bellingham, USA, 2004

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Course-credit: -participation on tutorials is obligatory, 20% of absence can be apologized, -pass the written test (point classification: 0-20 points) Exam Semestral thesis classified by 50 points. Theoretical 20 points



Další požadavky na studenta

Individual semestral project


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Orthogonal transformation, Cartesian tensors 2. Tensor algebra 3. Vector and tensor field, derivatives and differential operators 4. Local and global characteristics of vector fields 5. Fundamentals of tensor apparatus in static theory of elasticity 6. Stress and strain tensor, Hooke's law 7. Equations of dynamic theory of elasticity 8. Facultative themes: material anisotropy in optics, thermoelasticity atc.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 30  10
        Examination Examination 70  21
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80 %

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (N0541A170007) Computational and Applied Mathematics (S01) Applied Mathematics P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0541A170007) Computational and Applied Mathematics (S01) Applied Mathematics K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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