Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles

Author: David Lovelock,Hanno Rund

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613198X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 400

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Incisive, self-contained account of tensor analysis and the calculus of exterior differential forms, interaction between the concept of invariance and the calculus of variations. Emphasis is on analytical techniques. Includes problems.
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Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century

Visions of World Experts

Author: Borko Furht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792380740

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts presents contributions from leading researchers and experts describing their current research and their views of the future trends in the field. The book consists of thirteen chapters in five parts. These chapters tackle a number of critical issues in distributed multimedia systems and applications - from VLSI processors that support multimedia and multimedia servers, through multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to merging multimedia applications. Only a few years ago multimedia seemed like a brand new research field and an emerging new industry. Today, at the edge of the 21st century, multimedia research is coming of age, and the multimedia industry has significantly grown with the total market estimated to be about $50 billion. Several years ago it was felt that the digital media revolution had just started; however, the seeds had been sown long before. Fundamental technologies, such as interactive laser disks, video games, and electronic encyclopedias were invented in the 1970s and 80s. They represented the seeds for current `hot' applications, such as digital libraries, video-on-demand, interactive television, and videoconferencing. Another aspect of the digital media revolution is the formation of a new media industry composed of computer, entertainment, communication, and consumer electronics companies. Many industry segments are currently involved in creating new products and services, positioning themselves for the 21st century. They include telephone, cable, and satellite TV companies, communication equipment companies, TV and radio broadcasters, on-line Internet service providers, cable channels, movie studios, record companies, book publishers, CD-ROM title creators, Internet tool vendors, multimedia software tools companies, computer companies, general software tools companies, computer add-on vendors, semiconductor vendors, and consumer electronics vendors. Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st Century: Visions of World Experts should stimulate the curiosity of its readers and inspire new technological breakthroughs in this exciting field. It serves as a valuable reference for system designers, engineers, programmers, and managers who are involved in multimedia systems, the Internet, and their applications. This book can also be used as a textbook for advanced courses on multimedia in engineering curricula.
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Gauge Theory and Variational Principles

Author: David Bleecker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151875

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Covers principal fiber bundles and connections; curvature; particle fields, Lagrangians, and gauge invariance; inhomogeneous field equations; free Dirac electron fields; calculus on frame bundle; and unification of gauge fields and gravitation. 1981 edition
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An Essay on the Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

Author: Jacques Hadamard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486201078

Category: Mathematics

Page: 145

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Thoughtful and articulate study of the origin of ideas. Role of the unconscious in invention; the medium of ideas — do they come to mind in words? in pictures? in mathematical terms? Much more. "It is essential for the mathematician, and the layman will find it good reading." — Library Journal.
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The World of Mathematics

Author: James Roy Newman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486411507

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

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Vol. 2 of a monumental 4-volume set covers mathematics and the physical world, mathematics and social science, and the laws of chance, with non-technical essays by eminent mathematicians, economists, scientists, and others.
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The Variational Principles of Mechanics

Author: Cornelius Lanczos

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134709

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Philosophic, less formalistic approach to analytical mechanics offers model of clear, scholarly exposition at graduate level with coverage of basics, calculus of variations, principle of virtual work, equations of motion, more.
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Cartesian Tensors

An Introduction

Author: George Frederick James Temple

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486439082

Category: Mathematics

Page: 92

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An introduction to the theory of Cartesian tensors, this text notes the importance of the analysis of the structure of tensors in terms of spectral sets of projection operators as part of the very substance of quantum theory. Covers isotropic tensors and spinor analysis within the confines of Euclidean space; and tensors in orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. Examples. 1960 edition.
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Introduction to Linear Algebra

Author: Marvin Marcus,Henryk Minc

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486656953

Category: Mathematics

Page: 261

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Rigorous, self-contained introduction at undergraduate level covers vector spaces and linear transformations, linear equations and determinants, characteristic roots. Includes 16 sets of true-false quizzes and exercises — with worked-out solutions — a complete theory of permutations and much more.
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