The Polar Decomposition II (Part II) — Lesson 10

We discussed the right polar decomposition in the previous few lessons. In this lesson, we introduce the left polar decomposition of the deformation gradient and the corresponding Left Cauchy-Green stretch tensor.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

In this video we will answer the following question:

  • Should the determinant of the rotation tensor in the polar decomposition of $F$ be always +1?