UPC 9781107266056 Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
ISBN 9781107266056 - Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
ISBN 9781107266056 Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
Description
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, high-energy 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 valuab