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Vector Analysis : A Physicist's Guide to the Mathematics of Fields in Three Dimensions - N. Kemmer

Vector Analysis

A Physicist's Guide to the Mathematics of Fields in Three Dimensions

By: N. Kemmer

Paperback Published: 21st March 1977
ISBN: 9780521290647
Number Of Pages: 272

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Vector analysis provides the language that is needed for a precise quantitative statement of the general laws and relationships governing such branches of physics as electromagnetism and fluid dynamics. The account of the subject is aimed principally at physicists but the presentation is equally appropriate for engineers. The justification for adding to the available textbooks on vector analysis stems from Professor Kemmer"s novel presentation of the subject developed through many years of teaching, and in relating the mathematics to physical models. While maintaining mathematical precision, the methodology of presentation relies greatly on the visual, geometric aspects of the subject and is supported throughout the text by many beautiful illustrations that are more than just schematic. A unification of the whole body of results developed in the book - from the simple ideas of differentiation and integration of vector fields to the theory of orthogonal curvilinear coordinates and to the treatment of time-dependent integrals over fields - is achieved by the introduction from the outset of a method of general parametrisation of curves and surfaces.

Summary of vector algebra
The geometrical background to vector analysis
Metric properties of Euclidean space
Scalar and vector fields
Spatial integrals of fields
Further spatial integrals
Differentiation of fields
The gradient
Differentiation of fields
The curl
Differentiation of fields
The divergence
Generalisation of the three principal theorems and some remarks on notation
Boundary behaviour of fields
Differentiation and integration of products of fields
Second derivatives of vector fields elements of potential theory
Orthogonal curvilinear coordinates
Time-dependent fields
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ISBN: 9780521290647
ISBN-10: 0521290643
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st March 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4

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