| quantity which can be represented by a tensor of the second order multiplied by a scalar quantity q
Note 1 to entry: A tensor quantity often describes a linear transformation of a vector quantity U into a vector quantity V:
Note 2 to entry: The expression of a tensor quantity in terms of its components is similar to the expression of vector quantities (see Note 1 to entry in IEV 102-03-22). Examples of tensor quantities are the permittivity and the permeability in anisotropic media, see IEC 60050-121.
Note 3 to entry: Operations defined for tensors apply to tensor quantities.