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Analytical mechanics for relativity and quantum mechanics

Author: Oliver Davis Johns
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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Provides a mathematically sound treatment of the foundations of analytical mechanics and the relation of classical mechanics to relativity and quantum theory. This work treats time as a transformable  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Davis Johns
ISBN: 9780198567264 019856726X
OCLC Number: 552507880
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 588 - 590
Description: XX, 597 Seiten Diagramme 24 cm
Contents: PART I: THE CLASSICAL THEORY ; 1. Basic Dynamics of Point Particles and Collections ; 2. Introduction to Lagrangian Mechanics ; 3. Lagrangian Theory of Constraints ; 4. Introduction to Hamiltonian Mechanics ; 5. The Calculus of Variations ; 6. Hamilton's Principle ; 7. Linear Operators and Dyadics ; 8. Kinematics of Rotation ; 9. Rotational Dynamics ; 10. Small Vibrations about Equilibrium ; PART II: MECHANICS WITH TIME AS A COORDINATE ; 11. Lagrangian Mechanics with Time as a Coordinate ; 12. Hamiltonian Mechanics with Time as a Coordinate ; 13. Hamilton's Principle and Noether's Theorem ; 14. Relativity and Spacetime ; 15. Fourvectors and Operators ; 16. Relativistic Mechanics ; 17. Canonical Transformations with Time as a Coordinate ; 18. Generating Functions ; 19. Hamilton-Jacobi Theory ; PART III: MATHEMATICAL REFERENCES ; A. Vector Fundamentals ; B. Matrices and Determinants ; C. Eigenvalue Problem with General Metric ; D. The Calculus of Many Variables ; E. Geometry of Phase Space
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