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Rank (Tensor)

The total number of Contravariant and Covariant indices of a Tensor. The rank of a Tensor is independent of the number of Dimensions of the Space.

Rank Object
0 Scalar
1 Vector
$\geq 2$ Tensor

See also Contravariant Tensor, Covariant Tensor, Scalar, Tensor, Vector

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