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An Introduction to Vectors, Vector Operators and Vector Analysis


  • Date Published: October 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107154438

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  • Ideal for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering, this book covers fundamental concepts of vectors and their applications in a single volume. The first unit deals with basic formulation, both conceptual and theoretical. It discusses applications of algebraic operations, Levi-Civita notation, and curvilinear coordinate systems like spherical polar and parabolic systems and structures, and analytical geometry of curves and surfaces. The second unit delves into the algebra of operators and their types and also explains the equivalence between the algebra of vector operators and the algebra of matrices. Formulation of eigen vectors and eigen values of a linear vector operator are elaborated using vector algebra. The third unit deals with vector analysis, discussing vector valued functions of a scalar variable and functions of vector argument (both scalar valued and vector valued), thus covering both the scalar vector fields and vector integration.

    • Discusses fundamental concepts of vectors comprehensively and in an easy-to-understand manner
    • Covers the entire gamut of vectors, including operators and analysis, in a single volume
    • Covers important topics such as Space curves, Frenet–Seret formulae, inverse maps and implicit functions
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107154438
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 190 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Getting concepts and gathering tools
    2. Vectors and analytic geometry
    3. Planar vectors and complex numbers
    4. Linear operators
    5. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
    6. Rotations and reflections
    7. Transformation groups
    8. Preliminaries
    9. Vector valued functions of a scalar variable
    10. Functions with vector arguments
    11. Vector integration
    12. Odds and ends

  • Author

    Pramod S. Joag, Savitribi Phule University of Pune, India
    Pramod S. Joag is presently working as CSIR emeritus scientist at Savitribai Phule Pune University. He received his PhD from Savitribai Phule Pune University and has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. He has been teaching courses including classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, solid state physics and thermodynamics at undergraduate and graduate level. His areas of research include quantum information and more specifically quantification of quantum entanglement and quantum disorder. Joag has published more than 50 papers in national and international journals. His book Classical Mechanics is recommended in universities including Louisiana State University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Delhi.

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