By Nadir Jeevanjee
The moment version of this hugely praised textbook offers an advent to tensors, crew idea, and their functions in classical and quantum physics. either intuitive and rigorous, it goals to demystify tensors through giving the marginally extra summary yet conceptually a lot clearer definition present in the mathematics literature, after which connects this formula to the part formalism of physics calculations. New pedagogical gains, comparable to new illustrations, tables, and boxed sections, in addition to extra “invitation” sections that supply obtainable introductions to new fabric, supply elevated visible engagement, readability, and motivation for students.
Part I starts with linear algebraic foundations, follows with the fashionable component-free definition of tensors, and concludes with purposes to physics by using tensor items. half II introduces team concept, together with summary teams and Lie teams and their linked Lie algebras, then intertwines this fabric with that of half I via introducing illustration theory. Examples and workouts are supplied in every one bankruptcy for solid perform in using the provided fabric and techniques.
Prerequisites for this article contain the traditional lower-division arithmetic and physics classes, even though large references are supplied for the prompted scholar who has now not but had these. complicated undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in physics and utilized arithmetic will locate this textbook to be a transparent, concise, and fascinating creation to tensors and groups.
Reviews of the 1st Edition
“[P]hysicist Nadir Jeevanjee has produced a masterly publication that would aid different physicists comprehend these topics [tensors and teams] as mathematicians comprehend them… From the 1st pages, Jeevanjee indicates impressive ability to find clean, compelling phrases to convey ahead the perception that animates the trendy mathematical view…[W]ith compelling strength and readability, he presents many conscientiously worked-out examples and well-chosen particular difficulties… Jeevanjee’s transparent and forceful writing provides frequent instances with a freshness that might attract and reassure even a apprehensive student. [This] is a masterpiece of exposition and rationalization that may win credits for even a professional author.”
"Jeevanjee’s [text] is a beneficial piece of labor on a number of counts, together with its convey pedagogical provider rendered to fledgling physicists and the truth that it does certainly supply natural mathematicians the way to come to phrases with what physicists are announcing with a similar phrases we use, yet with an ostensibly assorted meaning. The ebook is so easy to learn, very trouble-free, filled with examples...and workouts, and should do the task the writer wishes it to do with style.”
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