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Tensor Analysis on Manifoldsby Richard L Bishop
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:"This is a firstrate book and deserves to be widely read." — American Mathematical Monthly
Despite its success as a mathematical tool in the general theory of relativity and its adaptability to a wide range of mathematical and physical problems, tensor analysis has always had a rather restricted level of use, with an emphasis on notation and the manipulation of indices. This book is an attempt to broaden this point of view at the stage where the student first encounters the subject. The authors have treated tensor analysis as a continuation of advanced calculus, striking just the right balance between the formal and abstract approaches to the subject. The material proceeds from the general to the special. An introductory chapter establishes notation and explains various topics in set theory and topology. Chapters 1 and 2 develop tensor analysis in its functiontheoretical and algebraic aspects, respectively. The next two chapters take up vector analysis on manifolds and integration theory. In the last two chapters (5 and 6) several important special structures are studied, those in Chapter 6 illustrating how the previous material can be adapted to clarify the ideas of classical mechanics. The text as a whole offers numerous examples and problems. A student with a background of advanced calculus and elementary differential equation could readily undertake the study of this book. The more mature the reader is in terms of other mathematical knowledge and experience, the more he will learn from this presentation. Synopsis:Balanced between formal and abstract approaches, this text covers functiontheoretical and algebraic aspects, manifolds and integration theory, adaptation to classical mechanics, more. "Firstrate." — American Mathematical Monthly. 1980 edition.
Synopsis:Striking just the right balance between formal and abstract approaches, this text proceeds from generalities to specifics. Topics include functiontheoretical and algebraic aspects, manifolds and integration theory, several important structures, and adaptation to classical mechanics. "Firstrate. . . deserves to be widely read." — American Mathematical Monthly. 1980 edition.
Synopsis:Proceeds from general to special, including chapters on vector analysis on manifolds and integration theory. Table of ContentsChapter 0/Set Theory and Topology
0.1. SET THEORY 0.1.1. Sets 0.1.2. Set Operations 0.1.3. Cartesian Products 0.1.4. Functions 0.1.5. Functions and Set Operations 0.1.6. Equivalence Relations 0.2. TOPOLOGY 0.2.1. Topologies 0.2.2. Metric Spaces 0.2.3. Subspaces 0.2.4. Product Topologies 0.2.5. Hausdorff Spaces 0.2.6. Continuity 0.2.7. Connectedness 0.2.8. Compactness 0.2.9. Local Compactness 0.2.10. Separability 0.2.11 Paracompactness Chapter 1/Manifolds 1.1. Definition of a Mainifold 1.2. Examples of Manifolds 1.3. Differentiable Maps 1.4. Submanifolds 1.5. Differentiable Maps 1.6. Tangents 1.7. Coordinate Vector Fields 1.8. Differential of a Map Chapter 2/Tensor Algebra 2.1. Vector Spaces 2.2. Linear Independence 2.3. Summation Convention 2.4. Subspaces 2.5. Linear Functions 2.6. Spaces of Linear Functions 2.7. Dual Space 2.8. Multilinear Functions 2.9. Natural Pairing 2.10. Tensor Spaces 2.11. Algebra of Tensors 2.12. Reinterpretations 2.13. Transformation Laws 2.14. Invariants 2.15. Symmetric Tensors 2.16. Symmetric Algebra 2.17. SkewSymmetric Tensors 2.18. Exterior Algebra 2.19. Determinants 2.20. Bilinear Forms 2.21. Quadratic Forms 2.22. Hodge Duality 2.23. Symplectic Forms Chapter 3/Vector Analysis on Manifolds 3.1. Vector Fields 3.2. Tensor Fields 3.3. Riemannian Metrics 3.4. Integral Curves 3.5. Flows 3.6. Lie Derivatives 3.7. Bracket 3.8. Geometric Interpretation of Brackets 3.9. Action of Maps 3.10. Critical Point Theory 3.11. First Order Partial Differential Equations 3.12. Frobenius' Theorem Appendix to Chapter 3 3A. Tensor Bundles 3B. Parallelizable Manifolds 3C. Orientability Chapter 4/Integration Theory 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Differential Forms 4.3. Exterior Derivatives 4.4. Interior Products 4.5. Converse of the Poincaré Lemma 4.6. Cubical Chains 4.7. Integration on Euclidean Spaces 4.8. Integration of Forms 4.9. Strokes' Theorem 4.10. Differential Systems Chapter 5/Riemannian and Semiriemannian Manifolds 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Riemannian and Semiriemannian Metrics 5.3. "Lengeth, Angle, Distance, and Energy" 5.4. Euclidean Space 5.5. Variations and Rectangles 5.6. Flat Spaces 5.7. Affine connexions 5.8 Parallel Translation 5.9. Covariant Differentiation of Tensor Fields 5.10. Curvature and Torsion Tensors 5.11. Connexion of a Semiriemannian Structure 5.12. Geodesics 5.13. Minimizing Properties of Geodesics 5.14. Sectional Curvature Chapter 6/Physical Application 6.1 Introduction 6.2. Hamiltonian Manifolds 6.3. Canonical Hamiltonian Structure on the Cotangent Bundle 6.4. Geodesic Spray of a Semiriemannian Manifold 6.5. Phase Space 6.6. State Space 6.7. Contact Coordinates 6.8. Contact Manifolds Bibliography Index What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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