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By Daniel Fleisch

ISBN-10: 0521171903

ISBN-13: 9780521171908

ISBN-10: 0521193699

ISBN-13: 9780521193696

Vectors and tensors are one of the strongest problem-solving instruments on hand, with purposes starting from mechanics and electromagnetics to common relativity. figuring out the character and alertness of vectors and tensors is significantly very important to scholars of physics and engineering. Adopting an analogous process utilized in his hugely renowned A Student's advisor to Maxwell's Equations, Fleisch explains vectors and tensors in simple language. Written for undergraduate and starting graduate scholars, the e-book presents an intensive grounding in vectors and vector calculus prior to transitioning via contra and covariant elements to tensors and their purposes. Matrices and their algebra are reviewed at the book's helping site, which additionally positive aspects interactive suggestions to each challenge within the textual content the place scholars can paintings via a sequence of tricks or decide to see the whole answer straight away. Audio podcasts supply scholars the chance to listen to very important techniques within the publication defined via the author.

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