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The lazy universe. An introduction to the principle of least action.

Author: Jennifer Coopersmith
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about 'action' and the Principle of Least Action. These ideas are at the heart of physical science and engineering. Physics is well known as being concerned with grand conservatory principles (e.g. the conservation of energy) but equally important is the optimization principle (such as getting somewhere in the shortest time or with the least resistance). The book explains: why an optimization principle  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Coopersmith
ISBN: 9780198743040 0198743041
OCLC Number: 965486709
Description: 272 pages
Contents: APPENDICES
Responsibility: Jennifer Coopersmith.

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The Principle of Least Action underlies all physics and leads into quantum mechanics and Einstein's Relativity. There are some textbooks that do the calculations, and one book with nice pictures, but  Read more...

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This book has a general audience: every practicing physicist - and a specific audience: every physics textbook writer. Envision and teach physics powerfully and directly with energy, action, and the Read more...

 
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