Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Elements for Physics: Quantities, Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 121.26  
Retail Value $ 129.00  
You Save $ 7.74  
Item Number 232482  
Buy New $121.26
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Elements for Physics: Quantities, Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories by Albert Tarantola...

While usual presentations of physical theories emphasize the notion of physical quantity, this book shows that there is much to gain when introducing the notion of physical quality. The usual physical quantities simply appear as coordinates over the manifolds representing the physical qualities. This allows to develop physical theories that have a degree of invariance much deeper than the usual one. It is shown that properly developed physical theories contain logarithms and exponentials of tensors: their conspicuous absence in usual theories suggests, in fact, that the fundamental invariance principle stated in this book is lacking in present-day mathematical physics. The book reviews and extends the theory of Lie groups, develops differential geometry, proposing compact definitions of torsion and of curvature, and adapts the usual notion of linear tangent application to the intrinsic point of view proposed for physics. As an illustration, two simple theories are studied with some detail, the theory of heat conduction and the theory of linear elastic media. The equations found differ quantitatively and qualitatively from those usually presented.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   264
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 16, 2005
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540253025  
ISBN13  9783540253020  

Availability  144 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 05:20.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Albert Tarantola

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Professor at the University of Paris. Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Copenhagen. Silver medal of the French National Science Foundation. Author of a well-known book on Inverse Problem Theory.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > Formats
2Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Engineering > Electrical & Optical > Electronics > General
3Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Engineering > Electrical & Optical > General
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Engineering > Telecommunications
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Earth Sciences > General
6Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Physics > Mathematical Physics
7Books > Subjects > Science > Earth Sciences > General
8Books > Subjects > Science > General
9Books > Subjects > Science > Physics > General
10Books > Subjects > Science > Physics > Mathematical Physics

Reviews - What do customers think about Elements for Physics: Quantities, Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories?

Be the first to write a review about Elements for Physics: Quantities, Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Elements for Physics: Quantities, Qualities, and Intrinsic Theories

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy