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An equation of this form is known as an eigenvalue equation or characteristic equation. 49) This results in an eigenvalue equation of third order, where the λi are the eigenvalues of the operator . 50) that differs from the zero vector is an eigenvector corresponding to the eigenvalue λi . From linear algebra we know that the eigenvalues of a symmetric matrix are real and that the eigenvectors of such a matrix can always be chosen to be real. Furthermore, a real symmetric matrix is diagonalizable.

Let us now think of the dyadic B as representing an operator. 7) There are several ways to represent a complete dyadic. Some important results are given below. As will be seen, various dyadic measure numbers occur, which will now be discussed. e. B = Bn qn . 11) While B ij and Bi j are called the mixed measure numbers of B, the terms Bij and B ij are the covariant and contravariant measure numbers of B, respectively. 1 Basic deﬁnitions and operations 27 only the kind of the corresponding basis vectors (covariant or contravariant) of the dyadic but also the order in which they appear.

Fig. 2 A volume element of the generalized q i system. An important example is the scalar product of the unit vectors, eA·eA . 2. Note that the coordinate line q 1 is formed by the intersection of the coordinate surfaces q 2 = constant and q 3 = constant in the same way as that in which the x-axis of the orthogonal Cartesian system is formed by the intersection of the surfaces y = constant and z = constant. Analogously, the coordinate lines q 2 and q 3 are formed by the intersection of the two other coordinate surfaces.