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Special relativity and classical field theory : the theoretical minimum

Author: Leonard Susskind; Art Friedman
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Susskind; Art Friedman
ISBN: 9780465093342 0465093345
OCLC Number: 968771417
Notes: "September 2017"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 425 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Lorentz transformation --
Velocities and 4-vectors --
Relativistic laws of motion --
Classical field theory --
Particles and fields --
Crazy units --
The Lorentz Force Law --
Fundamental principles and gauge invariance --
Maxwell's equations --
Physical consequences of Maxwell's equations --
Maxwell from Lagrange --
Fields and classical mechanics --
Appendix A. Magnetic monopoles : Lenny fools Art --
Appendix B. Review of 3-vector operators.
Responsibility: Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman.

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"Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any armchair physicist who wants to improve their knowledge of physics' deepest truths."--Amazon.com.

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