Physics for Mathematicians, Mechanics I

ISBN-13: 9780914098324

ISBN-10: 0914098322

Author: Michael Spivak

Edition: first

Publication date:
2010
Publisher:
Publish or Perish
Format:
Hardcover 749 pages
Category:
Calculus, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanics
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Acknowledged author Michael Spivak wrote Physics for Mathematicians, Mechanics I comprising 749 pages back in 2010. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0914098322 and 9780914098324. Since then Physics for Mathematicians, Mechanics I textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $13.99 or rent at the marketplace.


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From the Preface: The purpose of this book, or possibly series of books, is indicated precisely by the title Physics for Mathematicians. It is only necessary for me to explain what I mean by a mathematician, and what I mean byphysics.By a mathematician I mean some one who has been trained in modern mathematics and been inculcated with its general outlook. ... And by physics I mean -- well, physics, what physicists mean by physics, i.e., the actual study of physical objects ... (rather than the study of symplectic structures on cotangent bundles, for example). In addition to presenting the advanced physics, which mathematicians find so easy, I also want to explore the workings of elementary physics ... which I have always found so hard to fathom.As these remarks probably reveal, basically I have written this work in order to learn the subject myself, in a form that I find comprehensible. And readers familiar with some of my previous books probably realize that this has pretty much been the reason for those works also. ...Perhaps this travelogue of an innocent abroad in a very different field will also turn out to be a book that mathematicians will like.