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Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (3): 255-264.doi: 10.6052/1000-0879-18-226

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THE COVARAINT DERIVATIVES OF NATURAL BASE VECTORS AND THE ADVANCES IN GENERALIZED COVARAIBILITIES1)

Yajun YIN2()   

  1. Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
  • Received:2018-06-14 Online:2019-06-20 Published:2019-06-27

Abstract:

This is the question asked in class: is it possible to obtain the covariant derivative of natural base vectors? To answer this question, the idea of axiomazitaion is introduced, the concepts of the generalized component and the generalized covariant derivative are defined. Based on these new concepts, the classical covariance is developed into the generalized covariance, and the classical covariant differentiation is developed into the generalized covariant differentiation. This paper summarizes the main difficulties and the important points of the above explorations, and shows the abstractions of the generalized covariant derivatives and the advances of the generalized covaraibilities.

Key words: generalized component, generalized covariant derivative, axiomazitation, generalized covariant differentiation

CLC Number: 

  • O183