Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers

Author: Hung Nguyen-Schäfer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662484978
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book comprehensively presents topics, such as Dirac notation, tensor analysis, elementary differential geometry of moving surfaces, and k-differential forms. Additionally, two new chapters of Cartan differential forms and Dirac and tensor notations in quantum mechanics are added to this second edition. The reader is provided with hands-on calculations and worked-out examples at which he will learn how to handle the bra-ket notation, tensors, differential geometry, and differential forms; and to apply them to the physical and engineering world. Many methods and applications are given in CFD, continuum mechanics, electrodynamics in special relativity, cosmology in the Minkowski four-dimensional spacetime, and relativistic and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Tensors, differential geometry, differential forms, and Dirac notation are very useful advanced mathematical tools in many fields of modern physics and computational engineering. They are involved in special and general relativity physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, electrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and continuum mechanics. The target audience of this all-in-one book primarily comprises graduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering, research scientists, and engineers.

Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers

Author: Hung Nguyen-Schafer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662569290
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book comprehensively presents topics, such as Dirac notation, tensor analysis, elementary differential geometry of moving surfaces, and k-differential forms. Additionally, two new chapters of Cartan differential forms and Dirac and tensor notations in quantum mechanics are added to this second edition. The reader is provided with hands-on calculations and worked-out examples at which he will learn how to handle the bra-ket notation, tensors, differential geometry, and differential forms; and to apply them to the physical and engineering world. Many methods and applications are given in CFD, continuum mechanics, electrodynamics in special relativity, cosmology in the Minkowski four-dimensional spacetime, and relativistic and non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Tensors, differential geometry, differential forms, and Dirac notation are very useful advanced mathematical tools in many fields of modern physics and computational engineering. They are involved in special and general relativity physics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, electrodynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and continuum mechanics. The target audience of this all-in-one book primarily comprises graduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering, research scientists, and engineers.

Introduction to Vector and Tensor Analysis

Author: Robert C. Wrede
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486137112
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines general Cartesian coordinates, the cross product, Einstein's special theory of relativity, bases in general coordinate systems, maxima and minima of functions of two variables, line integrals, integral theorems, and more. 1963 edition.

Tensor Algebra and Tensor Analysis for Engineers

Author: Mikhail Itskov
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319163426
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the fourth and revised edition of a well-received book that aims at bridging the gap between the engineering course of tensor algebra on the one side and the mathematical course of classical linear algebra on the other side. In accordance with the contemporary way of scientific publications, a modern absolute tensor notation is preferred throughout. The book provides a comprehensible exposition of the fundamental mathematical concepts of tensor calculus and enriches the presented material with many illustrative examples. In addition, the book also includes advanced chapters dealing with recent developments in the theory of isotropic and anisotropic tensor functions and their applications to continuum mechanics. Hence, this monograph addresses graduate students as well as scientists working in this field. In each chapter numerous exercises are included, allowing for self-study and intense practice. Solutions to the exercises are also provided.

Tensor Analysis

Author: Leonid P Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814486078
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Tensor analysis is an essential tool in any science (e.g. engineering, physics, mathematical biology) that employs a continuum description. This concise text offers a straightforward treatment of the subject suitable for the student or practicing engineer. The final chapter introduces the reader to differential geometry, including the elementary theory of curves and surfaces. A well-organized formula list, provided in an appendix, makes the book a very useful reference. A second appendix contains full hints and solutions for the exercises. Contents:PreliminariesTransformations and VectorsTensorsTensor FieldsElements of Differential Geometry Readership: Undergraduates and graduate students in engineering and physics, engineers, physicists and applied mathematicians. Keywords:Vectors;Tensors;Transformations;Curves and Surfaces;Differential GeometryReviews:“The book gives a brief, clear, and comprehensive introduction to the theory … A particularly nice feature is a well-organized appendix containing compact listings of all the principal formulas required in applications — these 18 pages alone are worth the price of the book … it should be of interest to both undergraduate and graduate students of physics and engineering, as well as to practicing physicists and engineers.”ZAMM

Vector and Tensor Analysis with Applications

Author: A. I. Borisenko
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131904
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Concise, readable text ranges from definition of vectors and discussion of algebraic operations on vectors to the concept of tensor and algebraic operations on tensors. Worked-out problems and solutions. 1968 edition.

Tensor Analysis with Applications in Mechanics

Author: L. P. Lebedev
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814313998
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The tensorial nature of a quantity permits us to formulate transformation rules for its components under a change of basis. These rules are relatively simple and easily grasped by any engineering student familiar with matrix operators in linear algebra. More complex problems arise when one considers the tensor fields that describe continuum bodies. In this case general curvilinear coordinates become necessary. The principal basis of a curvilinear system is constructed as a set of vectors tangent to the coordinate lines. Another basis, called the dual basis, is also constructed in a special manner. The existence of these two bases is responsible for the mysterious covariant and contravariant terminology encountered in tensor discussions. A tensor field is a tensor-valued function of position in space. The use of tensor fields allows us to present physical laws in a clear, compact form. A byproduct is a set of simple and clear rules for the representation of vector differential operators such as gradient, divergence, and Laplacian in curvilinear coordinate systems. This book is a clear, concise, and self-contained treatment of tensors, tensor fields, and their applications. The book contains practically all the material on tensors needed for applications. It shows how this material is applied in mechanics, covering the foundations of the linear theories of elasticity and elastic shells. The main results are all presented in the first four chapters. The remainder of the book shows how one can apply these results to differential geometry and the study of various types of objects in continuum mechanics such as elastic bodies, plates, and shells. Each chapter of this new edition is supplied with exercises and problems most with solutions, hints, or answers to help the reader progress. An extended appendix serves as a handbook-style summary of all important formulas contained in the book.

Differential Geometry of Manifolds

Author: Stephen T. Lovett
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439865469
Format: PDF
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From the coauthor of Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, this companion book presents the extension of differential geometry from curves and surfaces to manifolds in general. It provides a broad introduction to the field of differentiable and Riemannian manifolds, tying together the classical and modern formulations. The three appendices provide background information on point set topology, calculus of variations, and multilinear algebra—topics that may not have been covered in the prerequisite courses of multivariable calculus and linear algebra. Differential Geometry of Manifolds takes a practical approach, containing extensive exercises and focusing on applications of differential geometry in physics, including the Hamiltonian formulation of dynamics (with a view toward symplectic manifolds), the tensorial formulation of electromagnetism, some string theory, and some fundamental concepts in general relativity.

Exterior Analysis

Author: Erdogan Suhubi
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124159281
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Exterior analysis uses differential forms (a mathematical technique) to analyze curves, surfaces, and structures. Exterior Analysis is a first-of-its-kind resource that uses applications of differential forms, offering a mathematical approach to solve problems in defining a precise measurement to ensure structural integrity. The book provides methods to study different types of equations and offers detailed explanations of fundamental theories and techniques to obtain concrete solutions to determine symmetry. It is a useful tool for structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, as well as physicists and mathematicians. Provides a thorough explanation of how to apply differential equations to solve real-world engineering problems Helps researchers in mathematics, science, and engineering develop skills needed to implement mathematical techniques in their research Includes physical applications and methods used to solve practical problems to determine symmetry

Geometric Methods and Applications

Author: Jean Gallier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461301378
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As an introduction to fundamental geometric concepts and tools needed for solving problems of a geometric nature using a computer, this book fills the gap between standard geometry books, which are primarily theoretical, and applied books on computer graphics, computer vision, or robotics that do not cover the underlying geometric concepts in detail. Gallier offers an introduction to affine, projective, computational, and Euclidean geometry, basics of differential geometry and Lie groups, and explores many of the practical applications of geometry. Some of these include computer vision, efficient communication, error correcting codes, cryptography, motion interpolation, and robot kinematics. This comprehensive text covers most of the geometric background needed for conducting research in computer graphics, geometric modeling, computer vision, and robotics and as such will be of interest to a wide audience including computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.