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Elements of Group Theory for Physicists

Elements of Group Theory for Physicists

  • Author: A. W. Joshi
  • Publisher: New Age International
  • ISBN: 9788122409758
  • Category: Group theory
  • Page: 305
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The Mathematical Study Of Group Theory Was Initiated In The Early Nineteenth Century By Such Mathematicians As Gauss, Cauchy, Abel, Hamilton, Galois, Cayley, And Many Others. However, The Advantages Of Group Theory In Physics Were Not Recognized Till 1925 When It Was Applied For Formal Study Of Theoretical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Structures And Spectra By, To Name A Few, H A Bethe, E P Wigner, Etc. It Has Now Become Indispensable In Several Branches Of Physics And Physical Chemistry.Dr. Joshi Develops The Mathematics Of Group Theory And Then Goes On To Present Its Applications To Quantum Mechanics, Crystallography, And Solid State Physics. For Proper Comprehension Of Representation Theory, He Has Covered Thoroughly Such Diverse But Relevant Topics As Hilbert Spaces, Function Spaces, Operators, And Direct Sum And Product Of Matrices. He Often Proceeds From The Particular To The General So That The Beginning Student Does Not Have An Impression That Group Theory Is Merely A Branch Of Abstract Mathematics. Various Concepts Have Been Explained Consistently By The Use Of The C4V. Besides, It Contains An Improved And More General Proof Of The Schurs First Lemma And An Interpretation Of The Orthogonality Theorem In The Language Of Vector Spaces (Chapter 3).Throughout The Text The Author Gives Attention To Details And Avoids Complicated Notation. This Is A Valuable Book For Senior Students And Researchers In Physics And Physical Chemistry. A Thorough Understanding Of The Methodology And Results Contained In This Book Will Provide The Reader Sound Theoretical Foundations For Advanced Study Of Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics And Atomic And Particle Physics To Help Students A Flow-Chart Explaining Step By Step The Method Of Determining A Parallel-Running Example Illustrating The Procedure In Full Details Have Been Included. An Appendix On Mappings And Functions Has Also Been Added.

Fluid Dynamics for Physicists

Fluid Dynamics for Physicists

  • Author: T. E. Faber
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521429696
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 440
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This textbook provides an accessible and comprehensive account of fluid dynamics that emphasizes fundamental physical principles and stresses connections with other branches of physics. Beginning with a basic introduction, the book goes on to cover many topics not typically treated in texts, such as compressible flow and shock waves, sound attenuation and bulk viscosity, solitary waves and ship waves, thermal convection, instabilities, turbulence, and the behavior of anisotropic, non-Newtonian and quantum fluids. Undergraduate or graduate students in physics or engineering who are taking courses in fluid dynamics will find this book invaluable.

Geometric Algebra for Physicists

Geometric Algebra for Physicists

  • Author: Chris Doran,Anthony Lasenby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139643142
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 578
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Geometric algebra is a powerful mathematical language with applications across a range of subjects in physics and engineering. This book is a complete guide to the current state of the subject with early chapters providing a self-contained introduction to geometric algebra. Topics covered include new techniques for handling rotations in arbitrary dimensions, and the links between rotations, bivectors and the structure of the Lie groups. Following chapters extend the concept of a complex analytic function theory to arbitrary dimensions, with applications in quantum theory and electromagnetism. Later chapters cover advanced topics such as non-Euclidean geometry, quantum entanglement, and gauge theories. Applications such as black holes and cosmic strings are also explored. It can be used as a graduate text for courses on the physical applications of geometric algebra and is also suitable for researchers working in the fields of relativity and quantum theory.

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

  • Author: George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780120598762
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1182
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This best-selling title provides in one handy volume the essential mathematical tools and techniques used to solve problems in physics. It is a vital addition to the bookshelf of any serious student of physics or research professional in the field. The authors have put considerable effort into revamping this new edition. * Updates the leading graduate-level text in mathematical physics * Provides comprehensive coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering * Focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises * Clearly illustrates and proves mathematical relations New in the Sixth Edition: * Updated content throughout, based on users' feedback * More advanced sections, including differential forms and the elegant forms of Maxwell's equations * A new chapter on probability and statistics * More elementary sections have been deleted

Mathematics for Physicists

Mathematics for Physicists

  • Author: Philippe Dennery,André Krzywicki
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486157121
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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Superb text provides math needed to understand today's more advanced topics in physics and engineering. Theory of functions of a complex variable, linear vector spaces, much more. Problems. 1967 edition.

Mathematical Tools for Physicists

Mathematical Tools for Physicists

  • Author: Michael Grinfeld
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527411887
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 632
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The new edition is significantly updated and expanded. This unique collection of review articles, ranging from fundamental concepts up to latest applications, contains individual contributions written by renowned experts in the relevant fields. Much attention is paid to ensuring fast access to the information, with each carefully reviewed article featuring cross-referencing, references to the most relevant publications in the field, and suggestions for further reading, both introductory as well as more specialized. While the chapters on group theory, integral transforms, Monte Carlo methods, numerical analysis, perturbation theory, and special functions are thoroughly rewritten, completely new content includes sections on commutative algebra, computational algebraic topology, differential geometry, dynamical systems, functional analysis, graph and network theory, PDEs of mathematical physics, probability theory, stochastic differential equations, and variational methods.

Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists

Modern Differential Geometry for Physicists

  • Author: Chris J. Isham
  • Publisher: Allied Publishers
  • ISBN: 9788177643169
  • Category: Geometry, Differential
  • Page: 290
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Mathematical Methods for Physicists

Mathematical Methods for Physicists

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: George Brown Arfken,Hans-Jurgen Weber,Frank E. Harris
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0123846544
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 1205
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Providing coverage of the mathematics necessary for advanced study in physics and engineering, this text focuses on problem-solving skills and offers a vast array of exercises, as well as clearly illustrating and proving mathematical relations.

The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

  • Author: George Gamow
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486136817
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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The distinguished scientist and author traces the development of physics from the age of the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics, offering fascinating biographical and historical data. 136 illustrations.

Group Representation Theory for Physicists

Group Representation Theory for Physicists

Second Edition

  • Author: Jin-Quan Chen,Jialun Ping,Fan Wang
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 981310600X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 600
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This book introduces systematically the eigenfunction method, a new approach to the group representation theory which was developed by the authors in the 1970's and 1980's in accordance with the concept and method used in quantum mechanics. It covers the applications of the group theory in various branches of physics and quantum chemistry, especially nuclear and molecular physics. Extensive tables and computational methods are presented. Group Representation Theory for Physicists may serve as a handbook for researchers doing group theory calculations. It is also a good reference book and textbook for undergraduate and graduate students who intend to use group theory in their future research careers.