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Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences

by Harley Flanders

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Published by Dover Publications in Mineola, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Differential forms.,
  • Mathematical physics.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHarley Flanders.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA381 .F56 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 205 p. :
    Number of Pages205
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2213956M
    ISBN 100486661695
    LC Control Number89036936

    This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an introduction to the basic equations of physical optics that are derived using the wave treatment approach, resulting in the simpler geometrical (ray) optics approximation. The differential form of Maxwell's equations is considered, along with propagation in free space and Fermat's principle. differential forms, which is more suitable than tests given by Goldstein []. Keywords: Differential form, canonical transformation, exterior derivative, wedge product (1) Introduction The calculus of differential forms, developed by [], is one of the most useful and fruitful analytic techniques in differential geometry.

    Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences. New York: Dover Publications. ISBN Warner, Frank W. (), Foundations of differentiable manifolds and Lie groups, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 94, Springer, ISBN Differential forms are important concepts in mathematics and have ready applications in physics, but their nature is not intuitive. In contrast the concept of vectors and vector fields can be easily grasped. The purpose of this site is to explain the nature of differential forms, both the formal.

    One of the earliest undergraduate textbooks covering differential forms. Still recommended as an alternative or supplementary source. [F] Flanders, Harley, Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences, Dover Publications, Written for s engineering graduate students, but very concise and lucid (and costs about $10!). [G].   For example kip thrones book “modern classical physics” uses a tensor approach, yet Gravitation by Wheeler uses differential forms. Frankel “Geometry of Physics” uses Differential Forms, and Chris Isham “Modern differential geometry for physicists” uses differential forms. What are the advantages of one over the other?


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Chapter 8 is on applications to differential geometry. At almost 40 pages, it is the longest chapter in the book. In section it picks up where left off with surface theory. Section extends this treatment to hypersurfaces in E^n in preparation for the abandonment of the embedding space/5(11).

The integration side of differential geometry, which is covered in this book, focuses on concepts such as differential forms, exterior algebra, exterior calculus and the Stokes theorem.

In this book, " Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences ", simplexes and chains are introduced for use in Stokes' theorem (which of course was not discovered by Stokes!).Cited by: Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences by Harley Flanders.

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saving/5. Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences Dover books on advanced mathematics Dover books on mathematics Volume 11 of Mathematics in science and engineering: a series of 4/5(1). Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences Edited by Harley Flanders Vol Pages iii-x, ().

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Flanders, Harley. Publication date. Topics. Differential forms, Mathematical physics. Publisher. New Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences book, Academic Press. If you are searching for the book Differential Forms: With Applications to the Physical Sciences by Harley Flanders in pdf form, in that case you come on to loyal website.

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If you are referring to the book on differential topology by guillemin and pollack, there is no prerequisite of differential forms for reading that book. In fact chapter 4 of that book contains an elementary introduction to forms similar to that in spivak's calculus on manifolds.

still, all these recommendations of other sources seem excellent. INTRODUCTION AND BASIC APPLICATIONS INTRODUCTION These notes began life as an introduction to differential forms for a mathematical physics class and they still retain some of that flavor.

Thus the material is introduced in a rather formal manner and the mathematical complexities are put off to later sections. A graduate-level text introducing the use of exterior differential forms as a powerful tool in the analysis of a variety of mathematical problems in the physical and engineering sciences.

Directed primarily to graduate-level engineers and physical scientists, it has also been used successfully to introduce modern differential geometry to graduate students in mathematics.

Applications 81 1. Maxwell’s Equations 81 2. Foliations and Contact Structures 82 3. How not to visualize a differential 1-form 86 Chapter 7. Manifolds 91 1. Forms on subsets of Rn 91 2.

Forms on Parameterized Subsets 92 3. Forms on quotients of Rn (optional) 93 4. Defining Manifolds 96 5. Differential Forms on Manifolds 97 6. Application. I would recommend the book by Flanders: Differential forms with applications to the Physical Sciences. Well written, clear and cheap.

A lot of examples too. It's sometimes difficult to understand everything, but it's pretty easy to make the transition from tensor notations to differential forms ones. $\endgroup$ – FraSchelle Mar 24 '13 at   This item: Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Harley Flanders Paperback £ Tensors, Differential Forms and Variational Principles (Dover Books on Mathematics) by David Lovelock Paperback £/5(19).

Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences by Harley Flanders. Published by Dover Publications in Mineola, N.Y. Written in English. By H. Flanders: pp. xiii, ; 60s. (Academic Press, ). Purchase Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences by Harley Flanders, Volume 11 - 1st Edition.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Differential Forms with Applications to the Physical Sciences (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Harley Flanders, Mathematics and a great selection of related books. Vectors and 1-Forms 54 Differential Forms and the Wedge Product 58 Hodge Duality 62 Differential Operators 67 Integration and Stokes’ Theorem 73 Discrete Exterior Calculus 77 Chapter 5.

Curvature of Discrete Surfaces 84 Vector Area 84 Area Gradient 87 Volume Gradient 89 Other Definitions 91 5. Differential Forms with Applications to Physical Science. An illustration of an open book.

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Get this from a library! Differential forms with applications to the physical sciences. [Harley Flanders].We will begin by discussing 1-forms, 2-forms, and 3-forms, and at the end of the section we will brie y comment on 0-forms.

1-forms A 1-form 2 1(R3) can be thought of as a vector-valued object that is naturally integrated along a curve, a 1-manifold in R3. A physical example for the concept is a Newtonian force, which, when integrated along.In Chapter 2 we start integrating differential forms of degree one along curves in Rn.

This already allows some applications of the ideas of Chapter 1. This material is not used in the rest of the book. In Chapter 3 we present the basic notions of differentiable manifolds.