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The Theoretical Minimum : What You Need To Know To Start Doing Physics

The Theoretical Minimum : What You Need To Know To Start Doing Physics

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A string theorist and a citizen scientist instruct lay readers on elementary principles of physics and associated math that amateur enthusiasts should know in order to study more advanced topics, in a reference that covers such topics as classical mechanics, electromagnetic fields and chaos theory.
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Additional Authors :

Hrabovsky, George.

Content :

The nature of classical physics -- Spaces, trigonometry, and vectors -- Motion -- Integral calculus -- Dynamics -- Partial differentiation -- Systems of more than one particle -- Energy -- The principle of least action -- Symmetries and conservation laws -- Hamiltonian mechanics and time-translation invariance -- The phase space fluid and the Gibbs-Liouville Theorem -- Poisson brackets, angular momentum, and symmetries -- Electric and magnetic forces -- Appendix 1. Central forces and planetary orbits.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

New York, NY : Basic Books, c2013.

ISBN :

046502811X

Physical Description :

xi, 238 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Notes :

Includes index.

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