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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Koks, Don. Explorations in mathematical physics. New York : Springer, ©2006 (DLC) 2005937073 (OCoLC)68804198 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Don Koks |

ISBN: | 9780387327938 0387327932 0387309438 9780387309439 |

OCLC Number: | 209919947 |

Description: | 1 online resource (xv, 539 pages) : illustrations |

Contents: | The language of physics -- A trip down linear lane -- The natural language of random processes -- A roundabout route to geometric algebra -- Special relativity and the Lorentz transform -- Four-vectors and the road to tensors -- Accelerated frames : onward to the principle of covariance -- The elegance and power of tensor notation -- Curvature and differential geometry -- Variational calculus and field theory -- The green function approach to solving field equations -- Airliners, black holes, and cosmology : the ABC of general relativity. |

Responsibility: | Don Koks. |

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From the reviews:"With enjoyable and sometimes surprising excursions along the way, the journey provides a fresh look at many familiar topics, as it takes us from basic linear mathematics to general relativity... look forward to having your geometric intuition nourished and expanded by the author's intelligent commentaries."Eugen Merzbacher, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill"This truly is a book of explorations, covering many topics. The presentation is at its best in the fields of linear algebra and transformations, tensors, curvature and the geometrical insights. ... The publisher suggests advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers as the readership. But ... advanced undergraduates should be the natural audience. ... I believe the book is an interesting supplement to standard texts for teaching mathematical methods in physics, as it will add alternative views that could serve as additional material." (S. Marcelja, Australian Journal of Physics, Vol. 44 (1), April/May, 2007)"The book under review ... offer a tour through the main ideas forming the language of modern mathematical physics. ... In a book like this, it is a difficult task for the author to decide what is a good balance between the topics and their presentation, but in this case it has been achieved. ... This book is intended for those physicists who would like to be exposed to clear motivation and careful explanation of the basics of the present-day apparatus of mathematical physics." (Ivailo M. Mladenov, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 f) Read more...

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