|Title||Irreducible Cartesian Tensors|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1965|
|Authors||Coope, JAR, Snider, RF, McCourt, FR|
|Journal||Journal of Chemical Physics|
|Type of Article||Article|
This paper considers certain simple and practically useful properties of Cartesian tensors in three-dimensional space which are irreducible under the three-dimensional rotation group. Ordinary tensor algebra is emphasized throughout and particular use is made of natural tensors having the least rank consistent with belonging to a particular irreducible representation of the rotation group. An arbitrary tensor of rank n may be reduced by first deriving from the tensor all its linearly independent tensors in natural form, and then by embedding these lower-rank tensors in the tensor space of rank n. An explicit reduction of third-rank tensors is given as well as a convenient specification of fourth- and fifth-rank isotropic tensors. A particular classification of the natural tensors is through a Cartesian parentage scheme, which is developed. Some applications of isotropic tensors are given.
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