Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles

Author: David Lovelock,Hanno Rund

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613198X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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Incisive, self-contained account of tensor analysis and the calculus of exterior differential forms, interaction between the concept of invariance and the calculus of variations. Emphasis is on analytical techniques. Includes problems.

Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles

Author: David Lovelock,Hanno Rund

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486658406

Category: Mathematics

Page: 366

View: 6093

Incisive, self-contained account of tensor analysis and the calculus of exterior differential forms, interaction between the concept of invariance and the calculus of variations. Emphasis is on analytical techniques, with large number of problems, from routine manipulative exercises to technically difficult assignments.

The Variational Principles of Mechanics

Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 4576

Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.

Tensor Analysis on Manifolds

Author: Richard L. Bishop,Samuel I. Goldberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 9599

DIVProceeds from general to special, including chapters on vector analysis on manifolds and integration theory. /div

Vector and Tensor Analysis with Applications

Author: A. I. Borisenko,I. E. Tarapov

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131904

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 9347

Concise, readable text ranges from definition of vectors and discussion of algebraic operations on vectors to the concept of tensor and algebraic operations on tensors. Worked-out problems and solutions. 1968 edition.

Tensor and Vector Analysis

With Applications to Differential Geometry

Author: C. E. Springer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048632091X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 7266

Assuming only a knowledge of basic calculus, this text's elementary development of tensor theory focuses on concepts related to vector analysis. The book also forms an introduction to metric differential geometry. 1962 edition.

Differential Geometry

Author: Erwin Kreyszig

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318621

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 3927

An introductory textbook on the differential geometry of curves and surfaces in 3-dimensional Euclidean space, presented in its simplest, most essential form. With problems and solutions. Includes 99 illustrations.

Calculus of Variations

Author: I. M. Gelfand,S. V. Fomin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135012

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 1056

Fresh, lively text serves as a modern introduction to the subject, with applications to the mechanics of systems with a finite number of degrees of freedom. Ideal for math and physics students.

An Introduction to the Calculus of Variations

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486654997

Category: Mathematics

Page: 271

View: 7179

In this highly regarded text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, the author develops the calculus of variations both for its intrinsic interest and for its powerful applications to modern mathematical physics. Topics include first and second variations of an integral, generalizations, isoperimetrical problems, least action, special relativity, elasticity, more. 1963 edition.

Gauge Theory and Variational Principles

Author: David Bleecker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151875

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 8769

Covers principal fiber bundles and connections; curvature; particle fields, Lagrangians, and gauge invariance; inhomogeneous field equations; free Dirac electron fields; calculus on frame bundle; and unification of gauge fields and gravitation. 1981 edition

Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics

Author: S. L. Sobolev

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486659640

Category: Science

Page: 427

View: 6254

This volume presents an unusually accessible introduction to equations fundamental to the investigation of waves, heat conduction, hydrodynamics, and other physical problems. Topics include derivation of fundamental equations, Riemann method, equation of heat conduction, theory of integral equations, Green's function, and much more. The only prerequisite is a familiarity with elementary analysis. 1964 edition.

Differential Forms

A Heuristic Introduction

Author: M. Schreiber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461299403

Category: Mathematics

Page: 150

View: 760

A working knowledge of differential forms so strongly illuminates the calculus and its developments that it ought not be too long delayed in the curriculum. On the other hand, the systematic treatment of differential forms requires an apparatus of topology and algebra which is heavy for beginning undergraduates. Several texts on advanced calculus using differential forms have appeared in recent years. We may cite as representative of the variety of approaches the books of Fleming [2], (1) Nickerson-Spencer-Steenrod [3], and Spivak [6]. . Despite their accommodation to the innocence of their readers, these texts cannot lighten the burden of apparatus exactly because they offer a more or less full measure of the truth at some level of generality in a formally precise exposition. There. is consequently a gap between texts of this type and the traditional advanced calculus. Recently, on the occasion of offering a beginning course of advanced calculus, we undertook the expe- ment of attempting to present the technique of differential forms with minimal apparatus and very few prerequisites. These notes are the result of that experiment. Our exposition is intended to be heuristic and concrete. Roughly speaking, we take a differential form to be a multi-dimensional integrand, such a thing being subject to rules making change-of-variable calculations automatic. The domains of integration (manifolds) are explicitly given "surfaces" in Euclidean space. The differentiation of forms (exterior (1) Numbers in brackets refer to the Bibliography at the end.

Calculus of Variations

With Applications to Physics and Engineering

Author: Robert Weinstock

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486630694

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

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This text is basically divided into two parts. Chapters 1–4 include background material, basic theorems and isoperimetric problems. Chapters 5–12 are devoted to applications, geometrical optics, particle dynamics, the theory of elasticity, electrostatics, quantum mechanics, and other topics. Exercises in each chapter. 1952 edition.

Analysis and Algebra on Differentiable Manifolds

A Workbook for Students and Teachers

Author: Pedro M. Gadea,Jaime Muñoz Masqué,Ihor V. Mykytyuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400759525

Category: Mathematics

Page: 618

View: 1167

This is the second edition of this best selling problem book for students, now containing over 400 completely solved exercises on differentiable manifolds, Lie theory, fibre bundles and Riemannian manifolds. The exercises go from elementary computations to rather sophisticated tools. Many of the definitions and theorems used throughout are explained in the first section of each chapter where they appear. A 56-page collection of formulae is included which can be useful as an aide-mémoire, even for teachers and researchers on those topics. In this 2nd edition: • 76 new problems • a section devoted to a generalization of Gauss’ Lemma • a short novel section dealing with some properties of the energy of Hopf vector fields • an expanded collection of formulae and tables • an extended bibliography Audience This book will be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, theoretical physics and some branches of engineering with a rudimentary knowledge of linear and multilinear algebra.

Curvature in Mathematics and Physics

Author: Shlomo Sternberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486292711

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Expert treatment introduces semi-Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein's theory of general relativity, using the Cartan exterior calculus as a principal tool. Prerequisites include linear algebra and advanced calculus. 2012 edition.

Mathematical Foundations of Elasticity

Author: Jerrold E. Marsden,Thomas J. R. Hughes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 7857

Graduate-level study approaches mathematical foundations of three-dimensional elasticity using modern differential geometry and functional analysis. It presents a classical subject in a modern setting, with examples of newer mathematical contributions. 1983 edition.

Tensor Algebra and Tensor Analysis for Engineers

With Applications to Continuum Mechanics

Author: Mikhail Itskov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319163426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

View: 8079

This is the fourth and revised edition of a well-received book that aims at bridging the gap between the engineering course of tensor algebra on the one side and the mathematical course of classical linear algebra on the other side. In accordance with the contemporary way of scientific publications, a modern absolute tensor notation is preferred throughout. The book provides a comprehensible exposition of the fundamental mathematical concepts of tensor calculus and enriches the presented material with many illustrative examples. In addition, the book also includes advanced chapters dealing with recent developments in the theory of isotropic and anisotropic tensor functions and their applications to continuum mechanics. Hence, this monograph addresses graduate students as well as scientists working in this field. In each chapter numerous exercises are included, allowing for self-study and intense practice. Solutions to the exercises are also provided.

Introduction to Vectors and Tensors

Author: Ray M. Bowen,Chao-cheng Wang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646914X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

View: 1490

This convenient single-volume compilation of two texts offers both an introduction and an in-depth survey. Geared toward engineering and science students rather than mathematicians, its less rigorous treatment focuses on physics and engineering applications. A practical reference for professionals, it is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. 1976 edition.

Tensor Calculus

Author: J. L. Synge,A. Schild

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614139X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 2637

Fundamental introduction of absolute differential calculus and for those interested in applications of tensor calculus to mathematical physics and engineering. Topics include spaces and tensors; basic operations in Riemannian space, curvature of space, more.