Geometrical Vectors

Geometrical Vectors

by Gabriel Weinreich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226890481

ISBN-13: 9780226890487

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Every advanced undergraduate and graduate student of physics must master the concepts of vectors and vector analysis. Yet most books cover this topic by merely repeating the introductory-level treatment based on a limited algebraic or analytic view of the subject.

Geometrical Vectors introduces a more sophisticated approach, which not only brings together

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Overview

Every advanced undergraduate and graduate student of physics must master the concepts of vectors and vector analysis. Yet most books cover this topic by merely repeating the introductory-level treatment based on a limited algebraic or analytic view of the subject.

Geometrical Vectors introduces a more sophisticated approach, which not only brings together many loose ends of the traditional treatment, but also leads directly into the practical use of vectors in general curvilinear coordinates by carefully separating those relationships which are topologically invariant from those which are not. Based on the essentially geometric nature of the subject, this approach builds consistently on students' prior knowledge and geometrical intuition.

Written in an informal and personal style, Geometrical Vectors provides a handy guide for any student of vector analysis. Clear, carefully constructed line drawings illustrate key points in the text, and problem sets as well as physical examples are provided.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226890487
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Chicago Lectures in Physics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Prologue: What This Book Is About1
2Vector Types and Vector Operations13
3More Operations, More Vectors26
4Completion of the Menagerie40
5Fields and the Geometrical Calculus53
6Coordinates and Components66
7The Grand Algebraization Rule79
8Goodbye to the Rubber Universe92
9Epilogue: Where This Book Leaves Us107
Index113

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