Geometrical methods of mathematical physics [EBook] / Bernard F. Schutz.
Geometrical methods of mathematical physics [EBook] / Bernard F. Schutz.
In recent years the methods of modern differential geometry have become of considerable importance in theoretical physics and have found application in relativity and cosmology, highenergy physics and field theory, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics. This textbook provides an introduction...
Personal Name(s):  Schutz, Bernard F., (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
1980

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139171540 9780521232715 9780521298872 
Subject (LOC):  
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In recent years the methods of modern differential geometry have become of considerable importance in theoretical physics and have found application in relativity and cosmology, highenergy physics and field theory, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics. This textbook provides an introduction to these methods  in particular Lie derivatives, Lie groups and differential forms  and covers their extensive applications to theoretical physics. The reader is assumed to have some familiarity with advanced calculus, linear algebra and a little elementary operator theory. The advanced physics undergraduate should therefore find the presentation quite accessible. This account will prove valuable for those with backgrounds in physics and applied mathematics who desire an introduction to the subject. Having studied the book, the reader will be able to comprehend research papers that use this mathematics and follow more advanced puremathematical expositions. 