Second Year Calculus From Celestial Mechanics to Special Relativity
Edition: 1991 (Reprint)
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Description: Second Year Calculus: From Celestial Mechanics to Special Relativity covers multi-variable and vector calculus, emphasizing the historical physical problems which gave rise to the concepts of calculus. The book guides us from the birth of the mechanized view of the world in Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy in which mathematics becomes the ultimate tool for modelling physical reality, to the dawn of a radically new and often counter-intuitive age in Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in which it is the mathematical model which suggests new aspects of that reality. The development of this process is discussed from the modern viewpoint of differential forms. Using this concept, the student learns to compute orbits and rocket trajectories, model flows and force fields, and derive the laws of electricity and magnetism. These exercises and observations of mathematical symmetry enable the student to better understand the interaction of physics and mathematics.
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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publication date: 3/30/2001
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Line Integrals, Multiple Integrals|
|Integration by Pullback|
|Techniques of Differential Calculus|
|The Fundamental Theorem|