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Geometrical Vectors

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ISBN-10: 0226890481

ISBN-13: 9780226890487

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gabriel Weinreich

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Every advanced undergraduate and graduate student of physics must master the concepts of vectors and vector analysis. Yet most books cover this topic by merely repeating the introductory-level treatment based on a limited algebraic or analytic view of the subject.Geometrical Vectors introduces a more sophisticated approach, which not only brings together many loose ends of the traditional treatment, but also leads directly into the practical use of vectors in general curvilinear coordinates by carefully separating those relationships which are topologically invariant from those which are not. Based on the essentially geometric nature of the subject, this approach builds consistently on…    
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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Prologue: What This Book Is About
Vector Types and Vector Operations
More Operations, More Vectors
Completion of the Menagerie
Fields and the Geometrical Calculus
Coordinates and Components
The Grand Algebraization Rule
Goodbye to the Rubber Universe
Epilogue: Where This Book Leaves Us