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Author Jeevanjee, Nadir.

Title An introduction to tensors and group theory for physicists / Nadir Jeevanjee
Published New York : Birkhäuser, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages)
Contents pt. 1. Linear algebra and tensors -- pt. 2. Group theory
Summary An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists provides both¡an intuitive and rigorous approach to tensors and groups and their role in theoretical physics and applied mathematics. A particular aim is to demystify tensors and provide a unified framework for understanding them in the context of classical and quantum physics. Connecting the component formalism prevalent in physics calculations with the abstract but more conceptual formulation found in many mathematical texts, the work will be a welcome addition to the literature on tensors and group theory. Part I of the text begins with linear algebraic foundations, follows with the modern component-free definition of tensors, and concludes with applications to classical and quantum physics through the use of tensor products. Part II introduces abstract groups along with matrix Lie groups and Lie algebras, then intertwines this material with that of Part I by introducing representation theory.¡¡Exercises and examples¡are provided throughout for good practice in applying the presented definitions and techniques. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and applied mathematics will find clarity and insight into the subject in this textbook
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-236) and index
Notes English
Subject Calculus of tensors.
Group theory.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817647147
0817647155 (electronic bk.)
9780817647155 (electronic bk.)