Master Math Essential Physics, 1st ed.

Author: Debra Anne Ross Lawrence

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435458893

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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MASTER MATH: ESSENTIAL PHYSICS presents, teaches, and explains the fundamental topics of algebra-based physics. It includes engaging, fun examples and applications, as well as challenging practice problems with explanatory answers. Master Math: Essential Physics was written for you, the student, parent, teacher, tutor, or curious thinker. It covers the essentials of high school and college curricula. It can serve as a supplement to your textbook, a handy reference, or a tutor for lifetime learners. Topics encompass motion, force, momentum, Newton's Laws, equilibrium, friction, forces in nature, energy, work, elasticity, harmonic motion, static and moving fluids, heat, temperature, gas, electric fields, electromagnetism, direct and alternating current, waves, sound, radiation, light and optics, and an introduction to relativity, quanta, the atom, dark matter, and dark energy.

(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe

Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157811

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!

Mathematical Physics

Author: P. K. Chattopadhyay

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122402834

Category: Mathematical physics

Page: 352

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The Book Is Intended As A Text For Students Of Physics At The Master S Level. It Is Assumed That The Students Pursuing The Course Have Some Knowledge Of Differential Equations And Complex Variables. In Addition, A Knowledge Of Physics Upto At Least The B.Sc. (Honours) Level Is Assumed. Throughout The Book The Applications Of The Mathematical Techniques Developed, To Physics Are Emphasized. Examples Are, To A Large Extent, Drawn From Various Branches Of Physics. The Exercises Provide Further Extensions To Such Applications And Are Often ``Chosen`` To Illustrate And Supplement The Material In The Text. They Thus Form An Essential Part Of The TextDistinguishing Features Of The Book: * Emphasis On Applications To Physics. The Examples And Problems Are Chosen With This Aspect In Mind. * More Than One Hundred Solved Examples And A Large Collection Of Problems In The Exercises. * A Discussion On Non-Linear Differential Equations-A Topic Usually Not Found In Standard Texts. There Is Also A Section Devoted To Systems Of Linear, First Order Differential Equations. * One Full Chapter On Linear Vector Spaces And Matrices. This Chapter Is Essential For The Understanding Of The Mathematical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics And The Material Can Be Used In A Course Of Quantum Mechanics. * Parts Of Chapter-6 (Greens Function) Will Be Useful In Courses On Electrodynamics And Quantum Mechanics. * One Complete Chapter Is Devoted To Group Theory Within Special Emphasis On The Applications In Physics. The Subject Matter Is Treated In Fairly Great Detail And Can Be Used In A Course On Group Theory.

Masters of Theory

Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

Author: Andrew Warwick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226873756

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Winner of the the Susan Elizabeth Abrams Prize in History of Science. When Isaac Newton published the Principia three centuries ago, only a few scholars were capable of understanding his conceptually demanding work. Yet this esoteric knowledge quickly became accessible in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Britain produced many leading mathematical physicists. In this book, Andrew Warwick shows how the education of these "masters of theory" led them to transform our understanding of everything from the flight of a boomerang to the structure of the universe. Warwick focuses on Cambridge University, where many of the best physicists trained. He begins by tracing the dramatic changes in undergraduate education there since the eighteenth century, especially the gradual emergence of the private tutor as the most important teacher of mathematics. Next he explores the material culture of mathematics instruction, showing how the humble pen and paper so crucial to this study transformed everything from classroom teaching to final examinations. Balancing their intense intellectual work with strenuous physical exercise, the students themselves—known as the "Wranglers"—helped foster the competitive spirit that drove them in the classroom and informed the Victorian ideal of a manly student. Finally, by investigating several historical "cases," such as the reception of Albert Einstein's special and general theories of relativity, Warwick shows how the production, transmission, and reception of new knowledge was profoundly shaped by the skills taught to Cambridge undergraduates. Drawing on a wealth of new archival evidence and illustrations, Masters of Theory examines the origins of a cultural tradition within which the complex world of theoretical physics was made commonplace.

Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963282

Category: Science

Page: 8862

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Issues in General Physics Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about General Physics Research. The editors have built Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about General Physics Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in General Physics Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Mathematics for Physics

Author: Michael M. Woolfson,Malcolm S. Woolfson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199289295

Category: Mathematics

Page: 783

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Mathematics is the essential language of science. It enables us to describe abstract physical concepts, and to apply these concepts in practical ways. Yet mathematical skills and concepts are an aspect of physics that many students fear the most. Mathematics for Physics recognizes the challenges faced by students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of physics. Working from basic yet fundamental principles, the book builds the students' confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way. As its primary aim, Mathematics for Physics shows the relevance of mathematics to the study of physics. Its unique approach demonstrates the application of mathematical concepts alongside the development of the mathematical theory. This stimulating and motivating approach helps students to master the maths and see its application in the context of physics in one seamless learning experience. Mathematics is a subject mastered most readily through active learning. Mathematics for Physics features both print and online support, with many in-text exercises and end-of-chapter problems, and web-based computer programs, to both stimulate learning and build understanding. Mathematics for Physics is the perfect introduction to the essential mathematical concepts which all physics students should master. Online Resource Centre: For lecturers: Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation For students: 23 computer programs, coded in FORTRAN, C, and MATLAB, to enable students to investigate and solve a range of problems - from the behaviour of clusters of stars to the design of nuclear reactors - and hence make learning as effective and engaging as possible.

The Student's Essential Formula Book: 1st Edition

Author: John C. Sparks

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 141845785X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 120

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Dan Green's life had changed for the worse when he was coerced to sell out his soul to the Devil. After spending several years of his life in college following in his father's footsteps, a world renowned theologian, the course of his life had unexpectedly altered beyond reproach when his father was murdered. The killer professed to be possessed by the Devil. In despair, Dan dropped out of school and began to lead a life of drug dealing and alcohol abuse. He had driven himself to the degree where his life had been put into a compromising position. Having a fiendish interest in his soul, the Dark Lord bargained with Dan to save his life, in exchange for his eternal service to darkness. Dan, seeing no other recourse, offered himself as the Devil's porthole to reign over the realm of earth. Setting out tasks for Dan that would change past, present, and future events on earth, The Devil had planned to finally interrupt the balance between the forces of good & evil forever. This book will keep you wondering if the age old "good over evil" will prevail, in its design to relate to the human condition of decision-making and temptation in our lives.

Atomic Physics: 8th Edition

Author: Max Born

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318583

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Nobel Laureate's lucid treatment of kinetic theory of gases, elementary particles, nuclear atom, wave-corpuscles, atomic structure and spectral lines, much more. Over 40 appendices, bibliography.

Grundkurs Theoretische Physik 1

Klassische Mechanik

Author: Wolfgang Nolting

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642299377

Category: Science

Page: 504

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Der Grundkurs Theoretische Physik deckt in sieben Bänden alle für Diplom- und Bachelor/Master-Studiengänge maßgeblichen Gebiete ab. Jeder Band vermittelt das im jeweiligen Semester nötige theoretisch-physikalische Rüstzeug. Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen dienen der Vertiefung des Stoffs. Band 1 behandelt die klassische Mechanik. Vorausgesetzt wird nur die übliche Schulmathematik, andere mathematische Hilfsmittel werden zu Beginn ausführlich erläutert. Die zweifarbig gestaltete Neuauflage wurde grundlegend überarbeitet und ergänzt.

Issues in Applied Physics: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963371

Category: Science

Page: 3910

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Issues in Applied Physics / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Applied Physics. The editors have built Issues in Applied Physics: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Applied Physics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Applied Physics: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

One Hundred and One Careers in Mathematics

Author: Andrew Sterrett

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883857281

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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This second edition contains updates on the career paths of individuals profiled in the first edition, along with many new profiles. The authors of the essays in this volume describe a wide variety of careers for which a background in the mathematical sciences is useful. Each of the jobs presented shows real people in real jobs. Their individual histories demonstrate how the study of mathematics was useful in landing good-paying jobs in predictable places such as IBM, AT&T, and American Airlines, and in surprising places such as FedEx Corporation, L.L. Bean, and Perdue Farms, Inc. You will also learn about job opportunities in the Federal Government as well as exciting careers in the arts, sculpture, music, and television. --back cover.

Mathematical Techniques in Finance

Tools for Incomplete Markets

Author: Ales Cerný

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400831482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Originally published in 2003, Mathematical Techniques in Finance has become a standard textbook for master's-level finance courses containing a significant quantitative element while also being suitable for finance PhD students. This fully revised second edition continues to offer a carefully crafted blend of numerical applications and theoretical grounding in economics, finance, and mathematics, and provides plenty of opportunities for students to practice applied mathematics and cutting-edge finance. Ales Cerný mixes tools from calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, numerical mathematics, and programming to analyze in an accessible way some of the most intriguing problems in financial economics. The textbook is the perfect hands-on introduction to asset pricing, optimal portfolio selection, risk measurement, and investment evaluation. The new edition includes the most recent research in the area of incomplete markets and unhedgeable risks, adds a chapter on finite difference methods, and thoroughly updates all bibliographic references. Eighty figures, over seventy examples, twenty-five simple ready-to-run computer programs, and several spreadsheets enhance the learning experience. All computer codes have been rewritten using MATLAB and online supplementary materials have been completely updated. A standard textbook for graduate finance courses Introduction to asset pricing, portfolio selection, risk measurement, and investment evaluation Detailed examples and MATLAB codes integrated throughout the text Exercises and summaries of main points conclude each chapter

Classical Mechanics

Systems of Particles and Hamiltonian Dynamics

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642034343

Category: Science

Page: 580

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The series of texts on Classical Theoretical Physics is based on the highly successful courses given by Walter Greiner. The volumes provide a complete survey of classical theoretical physics and an enormous number of worked out examples and problems.

An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives

Author: Salih N. Neftci

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080478646

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 527

View: 2003

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An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives, Second Edition, introduces the mathematics underlying the pricing of derivatives. The increased interest in dynamic pricing models stems from their applicability to practical situations: with the freeing of exchange, interest rates, and capital controls, the market for derivative products has matured and pricing models have become more accurate. This updated edition has six new chapters and chapter-concluding exercises, plus one thoroughly expanded chapter. The text answers the need for a resource targeting professionals, Ph.D. students, and advanced MBA students who are specifically interested in financial derivatives. This edition is also designed to become the main text in first year masters and Ph.D. programs for certain courses, and will continue to be an important manual for market professionals and professionals with mathematical, technical, or physics backgrounds.

Automotive Mathematics

Author: Jason C. Rouvel

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131148734

Category: Mathematics

Page: 340

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Offering examples and applications tailored specifically to the automotive trades, Automotive Mathematics, 1st Edition, gives students a sound background in the mathematical skills necessary to be skilled and competent technicians. Early chapters of the text focus on fundamental mathematics skills such as ratios, percents, measurement systems and geometry; later chapters apply basic skills to topics such as engine balancing, camshaft event timing, modifying compression ratio, planetary gear ratios and hydraulics. Designed with versatility in mind, the text offers diverse problem sets (organized by level of difficulty), flexible organization, and in-depth examples that make math meaningful and relevant to the automotive technology student.

Statistical Methods in Experimental Physics

Second Edition

Author: Frederick James

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813101849

Category: Science

Page: 364

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The first edition of this classic book has become the authoritative reference for physicists desiring to master the finer points of statistical data analysis. This second edition contains all the important material of the first, much of it unavailable from any other sources. In addition, many chapters have been updated with considerable new material, especially in areas concerning the theory and practice of confidence intervals, including the important Feldman-Cousins method. Both frequentist and Bayesian methodologies are presented, with a strong emphasis on techniques useful to physicists and other scientists in the interpretation of experimental data and comparison with scientific theories. This is a valuable textbook for advanced graduate students in the physical sciences as well as a reference for active researchers.

Large Strain Finite Element Method

A Practical Course

Author: Antonio Munjiza,Earl E. Knight,Esteban Rougier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118535804

Category: Mathematics

Page: 488

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An introductory approach to the subject of large strains andlarge displacements in finite elements. Large Strain Finite Element Method: A Practical Course,takes an introductory approach to the subject of large strains andlarge displacements in finite elements and starts from the basicconcepts of finite strain deformability, including finite rotationsand finite displacements. The necessary elements of vector analysisand tensorial calculus on the lines of modern understanding of theconcept of tensor will also be introduced. This book explains how tensors and vectors can be describedusing matrices and also introduces different stress and straintensors. Building on these, step by step finite element techniquesfor both hyper and hypo-elastic approach will be considered. Material models including isotropic, unisotropic, plastic andviscoplastic materials will be independently discussed tofacilitate clarity and ease of learning. Elements of transientdynamics will also be covered and key explicit and iterativesolvers including the direct numerical integration, relaxationtechniques and conjugate gradient method will also be explored. This book contains a large number of easy to followillustrations, examples and source code details that facilitateboth reading and understanding. Takes an introductory approach to the subject of large strainsand large displacements in finite elements. No prior knowledge ofthe subject is required. Discusses computational methods and algorithms to tackle largestrains and teaches the basic knowledge required to be able tocritically gauge the results of computational models. Contains a large number of easy to follow illustrations,examples and source code details. Accompanied by a website hosting code examples.

Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers

Author: John R. Fanchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791547

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

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Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations,calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and specialintegrals Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition isspecifically designed as a self-study guide to help busyprofessionals and students in science and engineering quicklyrefresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobsand advance their careers. The book focuses on practicalapplications and exercises that readers are likely to face in theirprofessional environments. All the basic math skills needed tomanage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presentedin a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previouseditions have come to appreciate and value. The book begins with basic concepts in college algebra andtrigonometry, and then moves on to explore more advanced conceptsin calculus, linear algebra (including matrices), differentialequations, probability, and statistics. This Third Edition has beengreatly expanded to reflect the needs of today's professionals. Newmaterial includes: * A chapter on integral equations * A chapter on calculus of variations * A chapter on tensor analysis * A section on time series * A section on partial fractions * Many new exercises and solutions Collectively, the chapters teach most of the basic math skillsneeded by scientists and engineers. The wide range of topicscovered in one title is unique. All chapters provide a review ofimportant principles and methods. Examples, exercises, andapplications are used liberally throughout to engage the readersand assist them in applying their new math skills to actualproblems. Solutions to exercises are provided in an appendix. Whether to brush up on professional skills or prepare for exams,readers will find this self-study guide enables them to quicklymaster the math they need. It can additionally be used as atextbook for advanced-level undergraduates in physics andengineering.