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Table of Contents
1. The Einstein Summation Convention. 2. Basic Linear Algebra for Tensors. 3. General Tensors. 4. Tensor Operations. 5. Tests for Tensor Character. 6. The Metric Tensor. 7. The Derivative of a Tensor. 8. Further Riemannian Geometry. 9. Riemannian Curvature. 10. Spaces of Zero Curvature. 11. Tensors in Differential Geometry. 12. Tensors in Mechanics. 13. Tensors in Special Relativity. 14. Tensors Without Coordinates. 15. Introduction to Tensor Manifolds.