# Search Results for "tensors-mathematics-of-differential-geometry-and-relativity"

## TENSORS

*MATHEMATICS OF DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND RELATIVITY*

**Author**: AHSAN, ZAFAR**Publisher:**PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.**ISBN:**812035088X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**240**View:**581

The principal aim of analysis of tensors is to investigate those relations which remain valid when we change from one coordinate system to another. This book on Tensors requires only a knowledge of elementary calculus, differential equations and classical mechanics as pre-requisites. It provides the readers with all the information about the tensors along with the derivation of all the tensorial relations/equations in a simple manner. The book also deals in detail with topics of importance to the study of special and general relativity and the geometry of differentiable manifolds with a crystal clear exposition. The concepts dealt within the book are well supported by a number of solved examples. A carefully selected set of unsolved problems is also given at the end of each chapter, and the answers and hints for the solution of these problems are given at the end of the book. The applications of tensors to the fields of differential geometry, relativity, cosmology and electromagnetism is another attraction of the present book. This book is intended to serve as text for postgraduate students of mathematics, physics and engineering. It is ideally suited for both students and teachers who are engaged in research in General Theory of Relativity and Differential Geometry.

## TEXTBOOK OF TENSOR CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY

**Author**: PRASUN KUMAR NAYAK**Publisher:**PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.**ISBN:**812034507X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**552**View:**9703

Primarily intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics, this textbook covers both geometry and tensor in a single volume. This book aims to provide a conceptual exposition of the fundamental results in the theory of tensors. It also illustrates the applications of tensors to differential geometry, mechanics and relativity. Organized in ten chapters, it provides the origin and nature of the tensor along with the scope of the tensor calculus. Besides this, it also discusses N-dimensional Riemannian space, characteristic peculiarity of Riemannian space, intrinsic property of surfaces, and properties and transformation of Christoffel’s symbols. Besides the students of mathematics, this book will be equally useful for the postgraduate students of physics. KEY FEATURES : Contains 250 worked out examples Includes more than 350 unsolved problems Gives thorough foundation in Tensors

## Tensor Calculus

*A Concise Course*

**Author**: Barry Spain**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**0486428311**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**125**View:**766

A compact exposition of the theory of tensors, this text also illustrates the power of the tensor technique by its applications to differential geometry, elasticity, and relativity. Explores tensor algebra, the line element, covariant differentiation, geodesics and parallelism, and curvature tensor. Also covers Euclidean 3-dimensional differential geometry, Cartesian tensors and elasticity, and the theory of relativity. 1960 edition.

## Der absolute Differentialkalkül und seine Anwendungen in Geometrie und Physik

**Author**: Tullio Levi-Civita**Publisher:**N.A**ISBN:**N.A**Category:**Calculus of tensors**Page:**310**View:**371

## Differential Geometry and Relativity Theory

*An Introduction*

**Author**: Richard L. Faber**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**9780824717490**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**272**View:**6054

Differentilil Geometry and Relativity Theory: An Introduction approaches relativity asa geometric theory of space and time in which gravity is a manifestation of space-timecurvature, rathe1 than a force. Uniting differential geometry and both special and generalrelativity in a single source, this easy-to-understand text opens the general theory of relativityto mathematics majors having a backgr.ound only in multivariable calculus and linearalgebra.The book offers a broad overview of the physical foundations and mathematical details ofrelativity, and presents concrete physical interpretations of numerous abstract concepts inRiemannian geometry. The work is profusely illustrated with diagrams aiding in the understandingof proofs and explanations. Appendices feature important material on vectoranalysis and hyperbolic functions.Differential Geometry and Relativity Theory: An Introduction serves as the ideal textfor high-level undergraduate couues in mathematics and physics, and includes a solutionsmanual augmenting classroom study. It is an invaluable reference for mathematicians interestedin differential and IUemannian geometry, or the special and general theories ofrelativity

## Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers

**Author**: Hung Nguyen-Schäfer,Jan-Philip Schmidt**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3662484978**Category:**Technology & Engineering**Page:**376**View:**7852

This book comprehensively presents topics, such as Dirac notation, tensor analysis, elementary differential geometry of moving surfaces, and k-differential forms. Additionally, two new chapters of Cartan differential forms and Dirac and tensor notations in quantum mechanics are added to this second edition. The reader is provided with hands-on calculations and worked-out examples at which he will learn how to handle the bra-ket notation, tensors, differential geometry, and differential forms; and to apply them to the physical and engineering world. Many methods and applications are given in CFD, continuum mechanics, electrodynamics in special relativity, cosmology in the Minkowski four-dimensional spacetime, and relativistic and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Tensors, differential geometry, differential forms, and Dirac notation are very useful advanced mathematical tools in many fields of modern physics and computational engineering. They are involved in special and general relativity physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, electrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and continuum mechanics. The target audience of this all-in-one book primarily comprises graduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering, research scientists, and engineers.

## Differential Geometry

**Author**: J. J. Stoker**Publisher:**John Wiley & Sons**ISBN:**1118165470**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**432**View:**9577

This classic work is now available in an unabridged paperback edition. Stoker makes this fertile branch of mathematics accessible to the nonspecialist by the use of three different notations: vector algebra and calculus, tensor calculus, and the notation devised by Cartan, which employs invariant differential forms as elements in an algebra due to Grassman, combined with an operation called exterior differentiation. Assumed are a passing acquaintance with linear algebra and the basic elements of analysis.

## Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity

**Author**: Tevian Dray**Publisher:**CRC Press**ISBN:**1466510005**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**321**View:**1564

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book contains two intertwined but distinct halves. Designed for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students in mathematics or physics, most of the text requires little more than familiarity with calculus and linear algebra. The first half presents an introduction to general relativity that describes some of the surprising implications of relativity without introducing more formalism than necessary. This nonstandard approach uses differential forms rather than tensor calculus and minimizes the use of "index gymnastics" as much as possible. The second half of the book takes a more detailed look at the mathematics of differential forms. It covers the theory behind the mathematics used in the first half by emphasizing a conceptual understanding instead of formal proofs. The book provides a language to describe curvature, the key geometric idea in general relativity.

## The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us

**Author**: Louis S. Jagerman**Publisher:**Trafford Publishing**ISBN:**155212567X**Category:**Science**Page:**447**View:**4864

The Mathematics of Relativity for the Rest of Us is intended to give the generally educated reader a thorough and factual understanding of Einstein's theory of relativity - including the difficult mathematical concepts, even if the reader is not trained in higher mathematics.

## Elements of Tensor Calculus

**Author**: A. Lichnerowicz**Publisher:**Courier Dover Publications**ISBN:**0486805174**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**176**View:**5708

Part I: rigorous presentation of tensor calculus as a develoment of vector analysis. Part II: important applications of tensor calculus. Concluding section: field equations of general relativity theory. 1962 edition.

## From Riemann to Differential Geometry and Relativity

**Author**: Lizhen Ji,Athanase Papadopoulos,Sumio Yamada**Publisher:**Springer**ISBN:**3319600397**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**647**View:**4975

This book explores the work of Bernhard Riemann and its impact on mathematics, philosophy and physics. It features contributions from a range of fields, historical expositions, and selected research articles that were motivated by Riemann’s ideas and demonstrate their timelessness. The editors are convinced of the tremendous value of going into Riemann’s work in depth, investigating his original ideas, integrating them into a broader perspective, and establishing ties with modern science and philosophy. Accordingly, the contributors to this volume are mathematicians, physicists, philosophers and historians of science. The book offers a unique resource for students and researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics and philosophy, historians of science, and more generally to a wide range of readers interested in the history of ideas.

## An Introduction to General Relativity

**Author**: L. P. Hughston,K. P. Tod**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**9780521339438**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**183**View:**3391

This textbook provides an introduction to general relativity for mathematics undergraduates or graduate physicists. After a review of Cartesian tensor notation and special relativity the concepts of Riemannian differential geometry are introducted. More emphasis is placed on an intuitive grasp of the subject and a calculational facility than on a rigorous mathematical exposition. General relativity is then presented as a relativistic theory of gravity reducing in the appropriate limits to Newtonian gravity or special relativity. The Schwarzchild solution is derived and the gravitational red-shift, time dilation and classic tests of general relativity are discussed. There is a brief account of gravitational collapse and black holes based on the extended Schwarzchild solution. Other vacuum solutions are described, motivated by their counterparts in linearised general relativity. The book ends with chapters on cosmological solutions to the field equations. There are exercises attached to each chapter, some of which extend the development given in the text.

## Semi-Riemannian Geometry With Applications to Relativity

**Author**: Barrett O'Neill**Publisher:**Academic Press**ISBN:**9780080570570**Category:**Science**Page:**468**View:**4063

This book is an exposition of semi-Riemannian geometry (also called pseudo-Riemannian geometry)--the study of a smooth manifold furnished with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The principal special cases are Riemannian geometry, where the metric is positive definite, and Lorentz geometry. For many years these two geometries have developed almost independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free fashion and directed toward global problems, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation devoted to general relativity. More recently, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning increasingly toward invariant methods, have produced results of compelling mathematical interest.

## Tensor Analysis and Its Applications

**Author**: Quddus Khan**Publisher:**Partridge Publishing**ISBN:**1482850680**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**260**View:**6334

This book is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of mathematics. It will be useful to the researchers working in the field of differential geometry and its applications to general theory of relativity and other applied areas. It will also be helpful in preparing for the competitive examinations like IAS, IES, NET, PCS, and other higher education tests. The text starts with the basic concepts and results, which shall refer throughout this book and is followed by the study of the tensor algebra and its calculus, consisting the notion of tensor, its operations, and its different types; Christoffels symbols and its properties, the concept of covariant differentiation of tensors and its properties, tensor form of gradient, divergence, laplacian and curl, divergence of a tensor, intrinsic derivatives, and parallel displacement of vectors, Riemanns symbols and its properties, and application of tensor in different areas.

## Tensor Calculus

**Author**: J. L. Synge,A. Schild**Publisher:**Courier Corporation**ISBN:**048614139X**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**336**View:**5778

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.

## Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics

**Author**: John Henry Heinbockel**Publisher:**Trafford Publishing**ISBN:**1553691334**Category:**Reference**Page:**427**View:**7775

This book is an introduction to tensor calculus and continuum mechanics. i.e. applied mathematics developing basic equations in engineering, physics and science.

## Differential Geometry and Lie Groups for Physicists

**Author**: Marián Fecko**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**1139458035**Category:**Science**Page:**N.A**View:**5650

Differential geometry plays an increasingly important role in modern theoretical physics and applied mathematics. This textbook gives an introduction to geometrical topics useful in theoretical physics and applied mathematics, covering: manifolds, tensor fields, differential forms, connections, symplectic geometry, actions of Lie groups, bundles, spinors, and so on. Written in an informal style, the author places a strong emphasis on developing the understanding of the general theory through more than 1000 simple exercises, with complete solutions or detailed hints. The book will prepare readers for studying modern treatments of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, electromagnetism, gauge fields, relativity and gravitation. Differential Geometry and Lie Groups for Physicists is well suited for courses in physics, mathematics and engineering for advanced undergraduate or graduate students, and can also be used for active self-study. The required mathematical background knowledge does not go beyond the level of standard introductory undergraduate mathematics courses.

## General Relativity

*An Introduction for Physicists*

**Author**: M. P. Hobson,G. P. Efstathiou,A. N. Lasenby**Publisher:**Cambridge University Press**ISBN:**9780521829519**Category:**Science**Page:**572**View:**6611

General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists provides a clear mathematical introduction to Einstein's theory of general relativity. It presents a wide range of applications of the theory, concentrating on its physical consequences. After reviewing the basic concepts, the authors present a clear and intuitive discussion of the mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are then used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is then introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived. After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle. Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this approachable textbook contains over 300 exercises to illuminate and extend the discussion in the text.

## ...und Einstein hatte doch recht

**Author**: Clifford M. Will**Publisher:**Springer-Verlag**ISBN:**3642743145**Category:**Science**Page:**275**View:**336

Keine wissenschaftliche Theorie ist auf solche Faszination auch außerhalb der Wissenschaft gestoßen wie die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie von Albert Einstein, und keine wurde so nachdrücklich mit den Mitteln der modernen Physik überprüft. Wie hat sie diesen Test mit Raumsonden, Radioastronomie, Atomuhren und Supercomputern standgehalten? Hatte Einstein recht? Mit der Autorität des Fachmanns und dem Flair des unvoreingenommenen Erzählers schildert Clifford Will die Menschen, Ideen und Maschinen hinter den Tests der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Ohne Formeln und Fachjargon wird der leser mit Einsteins Gedanken vertraut und erfährt von der Bestätigung seiner Vorhersagen, angefangen bei der Lichtablenkung im Schwerefeld der Sonne 1919 bis zu den ausgefeilten Kreiselexperimenten auf dem Space Shuttle. Die Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie hat nich nur alle diese Tests bestanden, sie hat darüber hinaus wesentlich beigetragen zu unserem Verständnis von Phänomenen wie Pulsaren, Quasaren, Schwarzen Löchern und Gravitationslinsen. Dieses Buch erzählt lebendig und spannend die Geschichte einer der größten geistigen Leistungen unserer Zeit.

## A Brief on Tensor Analysis

**Author**: James G. Simmonds**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media**ISBN:**1441985220**Category:**Mathematics**Page:**114**View:**3639

In this text which gradually develops the tools for formulating and manipulating the field equations of Continuum Mechanics, the mathematics of tensor analysis is introduced in four, well-separated stages, and the physical interpretation and application of vectors and tensors are stressed throughout. This new edition contains more exercises. In addition, the author has appended a section on Differential Geometry.