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Uniformity in all directions. Properties are the same when measured in all directions.
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the material properties are independent of direction
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Isotropic materials are characterized by properties which are independent of direction in space. Physical equations involving isotropic materials must therefore be independent of the coordinate system chosen to represent them. The strain tensor is a symmetric tensor.

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Currently being edited by Holly McIlwee

Uniformity in all directions. Properties are the same when measured in all directions.

the material properties are independent of direction

Isotropic materials are characterized by properties which are independent of direction in space. Physical equations involving isotropic materials must therefore be independent of the coordinate system chosen to represent them. The strain tensor is a symmetric tensor.