The Resource Explorations in Mathematical Physics : The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language, by Don Koks, (electronic resource)

Explorations in Mathematical Physics : The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language, by Don Koks, (electronic resource)

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Explorations in Mathematical Physics : The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language
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Explorations in Mathematical Physics
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The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language
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by Don Koks
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Have you ever wondered why the language of modern physics centres on geometry? Or how quantum operators and Dirac brackets work? What a convolution really is? What tensors are all about? Or what field theory and lagrangians are, and why gravity is described as curvature? This book takes you on a tour of the main ideas forming the language of modern mathematical physics. Here you will meet novel approaches to concepts such as determinants and geometry, wave function evolution, statistics, signal processing, and three-dimensional rotations. You'll see how the accelerated frames of special relativity tell us about gravity. On the journey, you'll discover how tensor notation relates to vector calculus, how differential geometry is built on intuitive concepts, and how variational calculus leads to field theory. You will meet quantum measurement theory, along with Green functions and the art of complex integration, and finally general relativity and cosmology. The book takes a fresh approach to tensor analysis built solely on the metric and vectors, with no need for one-forms. This gives a much more geometrical and intuitive insight into vector and tensor calculus, together with general relativity, than do traditional, more abstract methods. Don Koks is a physicist at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Adelaide, Australia. His doctorate in quantum cosmology was obtained from the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics at Adelaide University. Prior work at the University of Auckland specialised in applied accelerator physics, along with pure and applied mathematics
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Koks, Don
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530.1
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English
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QC19.2-20.85
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non fiction
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  • Mathematical physics
  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
  • Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Physics, general
  • Quantum Physics
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Explorations in Mathematical Physics : The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language, by Don Koks, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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online resource
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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
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2006.
Extent
1 online resource (548 p.)
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online
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9780387327938
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computer
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c
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10.1007/978-0-387-32793-8
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remote
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Label
Explorations in Mathematical Physics : The Concepts Behind an Elegant Language, by Don Koks, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2006.
Extent
1 online resource (548 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387327938
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-32793-8
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000282289
  • (EBL)3062422
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