By Nadir Jeevanjee

The moment variation of this hugely praised textbook offers an advent to tensors, staff thought, and their functions in classical and quantum physics. either intuitive and rigorous, it goals to demystify tensors through giving the marginally extra summary yet conceptually a lot clearer definition present in the mathematics literature, after which connects this formula to the part formalism of physics calculations. New pedagogical positive aspects, akin to new illustrations, tables, and boxed sections, in addition to extra “invitation” sections that offer obtainable introductions to new fabric, supply elevated visible engagement, readability, and motivation for students.

Part I starts with linear algebraic foundations, follows with the fashionable component-free definition of tensors, and concludes with functions to physics by utilizing tensor items. half II introduces crew idea, together with summary teams and Lie teams and their linked Lie algebras, then intertwines this fabric with that of half I by means of introducing illustration idea. Examples and routines are supplied in each one bankruptcy for reliable perform in employing the provided fabric and techniques.

Prerequisites for this article comprise the normal lower-division arithmetic and physics classes, although wide references are supplied for the influenced pupil who has now not but had those. complex undergraduate and starting graduate scholars in physics and utilized arithmetic will locate this textbook to be a transparent, concise, and fascinating advent to tensors and groups.

**Reviews of the 1st Edition**

“[P]hysicist Nadir Jeevanjee has produced a masterly e-book that might support different physicists comprehend these matters [tensors and teams] as mathematicians comprehend them… From the 1st pages, Jeevanjee indicates awesome ability to find clean, compelling phrases to convey ahead the perception that animates the fashionable mathematical view…[W]ith compelling strength and readability, he offers many conscientiously worked-out examples and well-chosen particular difficulties… Jeevanjee’s transparent and forceful writing provides well-known situations with a freshness that might attract and reassure even a frightened pupil. [This] is a masterpiece of exposition and rationalization that might win credits for even a professional author.”

—Physics Today

"Jeevanjee’s [text]is a priceless piece of labor on a number of counts, together with its convey pedagogical provider rendered to fledgling physicists and the truth that it does certainly provide natural mathematicians how to come to phrases with what physicists are announcing with an identical phrases we use, yet with an ostensibly various which means. The ebook is really easy to learn, very simple, jam-packed with examples...and routines, and may do the activity the writer wishes it to do with style.”

—MAA Reviews