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A course in modern mathematical physics : groups, Hilbert space, and differential geometry

Author: Peter Szekeres
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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"This book is suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematical and theoretical physics. It includes numerous exercises and worked examples to test the reader's understanding of the various concepts, as well as extending the themes covered in the main text. The only prerequisites are elementary calculus and linear algebra. No prior knowledge of group theory, abstract vector spaces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Szekeres, Peter, 1940-
Course in modern mathematical physics.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004045675
(OCoLC)54529568
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Szekeres
ISBN: 9781139129091 1139129090 0511261675 9780511261671 9780511607066 0511607067
OCLC Number: 774401962
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 600 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Sets and structures --
2. Groups --
3. Vector spaces --
4. Linear operators and matrices --
5. Inner product spaces --
6. Algebras --
7. Tensors --
8. Exterior algebra --
9. Special relativity --
10. Topology --
11. Measure theory and integration --
12. Distributions --
13. Hilbert spaces --
14. Quantum mechanics --
15. Differential geometry --
16. Differentiable forms --
17. Integration on manifolds --
18. Connections and curvature --
19. Lie groups and Lie algebras.
Responsibility: Peter Szekeres.
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This textbook, first published in 2004, provides an introduction to the major mathematical structures used in physics today.  Read more...

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