Physics for Mathematicians

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ISBN: 0914098322
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 733
Author: Michael Spivak

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Bohmian Mechanics

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ISBN: 9783540893448
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Number of pages: 393
Author: Detlef Dürr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Bohmian Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Bohmian Mechanics was formulated in 1952 by David Bohm as a complete theory of quantum phenomena based on a particle picture. It was promoted some decades later by John S. Bell, who, intrigued by the manifestly nonlocal structure of the theory, was led to his famous Bell's inequalities. Experimental tests of the inequalities verified that nature is indeed nonlocal. Bohmian mechanics has since then prospered as the straightforward completion of quantum mechanics. This book provides a systematic introduction to Bohmian mechanics and to the mathematical abstractions of quantum mechanics, which range from the self-adjointness of the Schrödinger operator to scattering theory. It explains how the quantum formalism emerges when Boltzmann's ideas about statistical mechanics are applied to Bohmian mechanics. The book is self-contained, mathematically rigorous and an ideal starting point for a fundamental approach to quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and newcomers to the field, as well as to established scientists seeking a clear exposition of the theory.

Classical Mechanics

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ISBN: 9780387218519
Release Date: 2006-04-18
Number of pages: 488
Author: Walter Greiner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Classical Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students, this text is based on the highly successful course given by Walter Greiner at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. The two volumes on classical mechanics provide not only a complete survey of the topic but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show students clearly how to apply the abstract principles to realistic problems.

Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics

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ISBN: 9780486135069
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Number of pages: 672
Author: Frederick W. Byron
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics in PDF and EPUB Graduate-level text offers unified treatment of mathematics applicable to many branches of physics. Theory of vector spaces, analytic function theory, theory of integral equations, group theory, and more. Many problems. Bibliography.

The Language of Physics

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ISBN: 9781461217664
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Number of pages: 399
Author: Elizabeth Garber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Language of Physics in PDF and EPUB This work is the first explicit examination of the key role that mathematics has played in the development of theoretical physics and will undoubtedly challenge the more conventional accounts of its historical development. Although mathematics has long been regarded as the "language" of physics, the connections between these independent disciplines have been far more complex and intimate than previous narratives have shown. The author convincingly demonstrates that practices, methods, and language shaped the development of the field, and are a key to understanding the mergence of the modern academic discipline. Mathematicians and physicists, as well as historians of both disciplines, will find this provocative work of great interest.

The Physics and Mathematics of Adiabatic Shear Bands

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ISBN: 0521631955
Release Date: 2002-07-22
Number of pages: 241
Author: T. W. Wright
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Physics and Mathematics of Adiabatic Shear Bands in PDF and EPUB Establishes the mathematical setting within which shear bands may be studied.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

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ISBN: 9780486320281
Release Date: 2013-05-27
Number of pages: 96
Author: Paul A. M. Dirac
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Lectures on Quantum Mechanics in PDF and EPUB Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics from Nobel Prize–winning quantum pioneer build on idea of visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics.

The Dialectic Relation Between Physics and Mathematics in the XIXth Century

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ISBN: 9789400753808
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 186
Author: Evelyne Barbin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online The Dialectic Relation Between Physics and Mathematics in the XIXth Century in PDF and EPUB The aim of this book is to analyse historical problems related to the use of mathematics in physics as well as to the use of physics in mathematics and to investigate Mathematical Physics as precisely the new discipline which is concerned with this dialectical link itself. So the main question is: When and why did the tension between mathematics and physics, explicitly practised at least since Galileo, evolve into such a new scientific theory? The authors explain the various ways in which this science allowed an advanced mathematical modelling in physics on the one hand, and the invention of new mathematical ideas on the other hand. Of course this problem is related to the links between institutions, universities, schools for engineers, and industries, and so it has social implications as well. The link by which physical ideas had influenced the world of mathematics was not new in the 19th century, but it came to a kind of maturity at that time. Recently, much historical research has been done into mathematics and physics and their relation in this period. The purpose of the Symposium and this book is to gather and re-evaluate the current thinking on this subject. It brings together contributions from leading experts in the field, and gives much-needed insight in the subject of mathematical physics from a historical point of view.


Filename: classical-mechanics.pdf
ISBN: 9788120333314
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Number of pages: 384
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

Download and read online CLASSICAL MECHANICS in PDF and EPUB This book offers an in-depth presentation of the mechanics of particles and systems. The material is thoroughly class-tested and hence eminently suitable as a textbook for a one-semester course in Classical Mechanics for postgraduate students of physics and mathematics. Besides, the book can serve as a useful reference for engineering students at the postgraduate level. The book provides not only a complete treatment of classical theoretical physics but also an enormous number of worked examples and problems to show students clearly how to apply abstract principles and mathematical techniques to realistic problems. While abstraction of theory is minimized, detailed mathematical analysis is provided wherever necessary. Besides an all-embracing coverage of different aspects of classical mechanics, the rapidly growing areas of nonlinear dynamics and chaos are are also included. The chapter on Central Force Motion includes topics like satellite parameters, orbital transfers and scattering problem. An extensive treatment on the essentials of small oscillations which is crucial for the study of molecular vibrations is included. Rigid body motion and special theory of relativity are also covered in two separate chapters.

Rigid Body Mechanics

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ISBN: 9783527618828
Release Date: 2008-07-11
Number of pages: 262
Author: William B. Heard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Rigid Body Mechanics in PDF and EPUB This textbook is a modern, concise and focused treatment of the mathematical techniques, physical theories and applications of rigid body mechanics, bridging the gap between the geometric and more classical approaches to the topic. It emphasizes the fundamentals of the subject, stresses the importance of notation, integrates the modern geometric view of mechanics and offers a wide variety of examples -- ranging from molecular dynamics to mechanics of robots and planetary rotational dynamics. The author has unified his presentation such that applied mathematicians, mechanical and astro-aerodynamical engineers, physicists, computer scientists and astronomers can all meet the subject on common ground, despite their diverse applications. * Free solutions manual available for lecturers at

Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik

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ISBN: 9783642960482
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Number of pages: 150
Author: Johann v. Neumann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag

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Trick or Truth

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ISBN: 9783319274959
Release Date: 2016-02-20
Number of pages: 250
Author: Anthony Aguirre
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Trick or Truth in PDF and EPUB The prize-winning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality? The nineteen wide-ranging, highly imaginative and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries to the FQXi essay competition “Trick or Truth”, which attracted over 200 submissions. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.

Configurational Forces

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ISBN: 1439846138
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 562
Author: Gerard A. Maugin
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Configurational Forces in PDF and EPUB Exploring recent developments in continuum mechanics, Configurational Forces: Thermomechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Numerics presents the general framework for configurational forces. It also covers a range of applications in engineering and condensed matter physics. The author presents the fundamentals of accepted standard continuum mechanics, before introducing Eshelby material stress, field theory, variational formulations, Noether’s theorem, and the resulting conservation laws. In the chapter on complex continua, he compares the classical perspective of B.D. Coleman and W. Noll with the viewpoint linked to abstract field theory. He then describes the important notion of local structural rearrangement and its relationship to Eshelby stress. After looking at the relevance of Eshelby stress in the thermodynamic description of singular interfaces, the text focuses on fracture problems, microstructured media, systems with mass exchanges, and electromagnetic deformable media. The concluding chapters discuss the exploitation of the canonical conservation law of momentum in nonlinear wave propagation, the application of canonical-momentum conservation law and material force in numerical schemes, and similarities of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics. Written by a long-time researcher in mechanical engineering, this book provides a detailed treatment of the theory of configurational forces—one of the latest and most fruitful advances in macroscopic field theories. Through many applications, it shows the depth and efficiency of this theory.

Einf hrung in die Elementarteilchenphysik

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ISBN: 3055016270
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 433
Author: David Griffiths
Publisher: VCH

Download and read online Einf hrung in die Elementarteilchenphysik in PDF and EPUB The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and globalization have forced national history to yield place to European and global history. In medieval studies, Michael Borgolte has taken up the new challenge as no other German historian, encouraging the development of transcultural research on the Middle Ages. This volume includes several of his essays, but is intended to serve more as the basis for further research rather than to take stock of his work.

Mathematics for Physics

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ISBN: 9781467211390
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Number of pages: 38
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Download and read online Mathematics for Physics in PDF and EPUB Facts101 is your complete guide to Mathematics for Physics. In this book, you will learn topics such as plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.