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Document Type: | Book |
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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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"A true masterpiece that will stand the test of time. I only wish this book was around when I was learning classical physics. Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory was joyful to read, filled with insights and secrets that will prepare you for research."--- Stephon Alexander--Stephon Alexander, , cosmologist at Brown University and author of The Jazz of Physics "Relativity and field theory are absolutely central to modern physics. Here they are explained masterfully, with insight and wit. This is physics the way it's really done, in all its glory, nothing swept under the rug." --Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself "Susskind and Friedman follow their collaboration on Quantum Mechanics by probing the mathematical nitty-gritty of field theory and Einstein's theory of special relativity in the third installment of the Theoretical Minimum series...Enthusiastic discussion is seasoned with wry humor....Well paced.... Clear and concise." --Publishers Weekly "Susskind is meticulous in explaining each step of applying the equations to the physical phenomena he describes, and he excels in explaining why the math works the way it does.... If you're intrepid enough...you'll emerge with a much deeper appreciation for the true meaning of Einstein's relativity, Maxwell's equations and many other aspects of fundamental physics."--Science News "Thrilling...Susskind's approach is to subject the novice to a historical mathematical boot camp to make the path seem natural, and ultimately easier...At once witty and insightful."--Nature Read more...

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