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Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics

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In recent years the methods of modern differential geometry have become of considerable importance in theoretical physics and have found application in relativity and cosmology, high-energy physics and field theory, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and mechanics. This textbook provides an introduction to these methods - in particular Lie derivatives, Lie groups and different ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 28th 1980 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1980)
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Dec 02, 2016 Israeliano rated it liked it
A book about geometry, without pullback, pushforward, is not an excellent book. Furthermore, it explanation of Lie derivative is clear only in hindsight. Finally, its explanation about gauge symmetry as a connection deserve more space, way more space. Overall, the book is a nice first read, not trying to go too deep, specially when clarifying the curl (amazingly, some physicist still don't know this!) But it lacks several concepts and a more precise development of some ideas, besides the bad exp ...more
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