Not having → symmetry.
hamâmun-e âse-yi, âse-hamâmun
Having → axisymmetry.
Fr.: tenseur antisymétrique
A tensor that is the negative of its → transpose. For example, a second-order covariant tensor Ajk if its components satisfy the equality: Ajk = - Akj. Also called antisymmetric tensor.
→ skew; → symmetric; → tensor.
Fr.: relation symétrique
A relation between two quantities such that the first is to the second as the second is to the first. In symbols: a R b = b R a. For example, multiplication is an operation with a symmetric relation between the factors: 5 x 3 = 3 x 5.
Fr.: tenseur symétrique
A tensor that is → invariant under any → permutation of its indices (→ index). In other words, a tensor that equals its → transpose. For example, a second-order → covariant tensor Ajk if its components satisfy the equality: Ajk = Akj.
Characterized by or exhibiting → symmetry.
Adj. of → symmetry.