A simple method is given for the decomposition of the scalar product of two symmetric tensors into products of their irreducible components, which leads also to an explicit recipe for a set of irreducible components of a symmetric tensor. Applications to dipole-dipole interaction and electrostatic multipole interaction are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - 1954|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)