A course in mathematics for students of physics

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A course in mathematics for students of physics

Paul Bamberg, Shlomo Sternberg

Cambridge University Press, 1991

  • v. 1 : pbk
  • v. 2 : pbk

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Includes index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

v. 1 : pbk ISBN 9780521406499

内容説明

This textbook, available in two volumes, has been developed from a course taught at Harvard over the last decade. The course covers principally the theory and physical applications of linear algebra and of the calculus of several variables, particularly the exterior calculus. The authors adopt the 'spiral method' of teaching, covering the same topic several times at increasing levels of sophistication and range of application. Thus the reader develops a deep, intuitive understanding of the subject as a whole, and an appreciation of the natural progression of ideas. Topics covered include many items previously dealt with at a much more advanced level, such as algebraic topology (introduced via the analysis of electrical networks), exterior calculus, Lie derivatives, and star operators (which are applied to Maxwell's equations and optics). This then is a text which breaks new ground in presenting and applying sophisticated mathematics in an elementary setting. Any student, interpreted in the widest sense, with an interest in physics and mathematics, will gain from its study.

目次

  • 1. Linear transformations of the plane
  • 2. Eigenvectors and eigenvalues
  • 3. Linear differential equations in the plane
  • 4. Scalar products
  • 5. Calculus in the plane
  • 6. Applications of differential calculus
  • 7. Differential forms and line integrals
  • 8. Double integrals
  • 9. Gaussian optics
  • 10. Vector spaces and linear transformations
  • 11. Determinants
  • Index.
巻冊次

v. 2 : pbk ISBN 9780521406505

内容説明

This textbook, available in two volumes, has been developed from a course taught at Harvard over the last decade. The course covers principally the theory and physical applications of linear algebra and of the calculus of several variables, particularly the exterior calculus. The authors adopt the 'spiral method' of teaching, covering the same topic several times at increasing levels of sophistication and range of application. Thus the reader develops a deep, intuitive understanding of the subject as a whole, and an appreciation of the natural progression of ideas. Topics covered include many items previously dealt with at a much more advanced level, such as algebraic topology (introduced via the analysis of electrical networks), exterior calculus, Lie derivatives, and star operators (which are applied to Maxwell's equations and optics). This then is a text which breaks new ground in presenting and applying sophisticated mathematics in an elementary setting. Any student, interpreted in the widest sense, with an interest in physics and mathematics, will gain from its study.

目次

  • 1. The theory of electric networks
  • 2. The method of orthogonal projection
  • 3. Higher-dimensional complexes
  • 4. Complexes situated in Rn
  • 5. Electrostatics in R3
  • 6. Currents, flows and magnetostatics
  • 7. The star operator
  • 8. Maxwell's equations
  • 9. Complex analysis
  • 10. Asymptotic analysis
  • Index.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA13589557
  • ISBN
    • 0521406498
    • 0521406501
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Cambridge ; New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    2 v.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
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