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Second Year Calculus

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Second Year Calculus: From Celestial Mechanics to Special Relativity covers multi-variable and vector calculus, emphasising the historical physical problems which gave rise to the concepts of calculus. The book guides us from the birth of the mechanised 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.

Paperback book in good condition with a little shelf wear. Some lines in the finish of the front cover and colour fading near the spine.

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Author(s):
David M. Bressoud
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
038797606X
ISBN-13:
9780387976068
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Title:
Second Year Calculus

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Second Year Calculus: From Celestial Mechanics to Special Relativity covers multi-variable and vector calculus, emphasising the historical physical problems which gave rise to the concepts of calculus. The book guides us from the birth of the mechanised 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.

Paperback book in good condition with a little shelf wear. Some lines in the finish of the front cover and colour fading near the spine.

Author(s):
David M. Bressoud
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
038797606X
ISBN-13:
9780387976068
Number of pages:
390
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Title:
Second Year Calculus

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