## Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry for Physical Sciences

**Author(s):**

Giovanni Landi, Alessandro Zampini

**Publisher:**

Springer

**Pages:**345

**Further Actions:**

**Categories:**

### AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9783319783604

22 May 2018

* $59.99*

Free Shipping

**In stock**

A self-contained introduction to finite dimensional vector spaces, matrices, systems of linear equations, spectral analysis on euclidean and hermitian spaces, affine euclidean geometry, quadratic forms and conic sections. The mathematical formalism is motivated and introduced by problems from physics, notably mechanics (including celestial) and electro-magnetism, with more than two hundreds examples and solved exercises.Topics include: The group of orthogonal transformations on euclidean spaces, in particular rotations, with Euler angles and angular velocity. The rigid body with its inertia matrix. The unitary group. Lie algebras and exponential map. The Dirac’s bra-ket formalism. Spectral theory for self-adjoint endomorphisms on euclidean and hermitian spaces. The Minkowski spacetime from special relativity and the Maxwell equations. Conic sections with the use of eccentricity and Keplerian motions. An appendix collects basic algebraic notions like group, ring and field; and complex numbers and integers modulo a prime number.The book will be useful to students taking a physics or engineer degree for a basic education as well as for students who wish to be competent in the subject and who may want to pursue a post-graduate qualification.

Show LessIn-depth, self-contained textbook for students in physical sciences

Vectors and coordinate systems

Vector spaces

Euclidean vector spaces

Matrices

The determinant

Systems of linear equations

Linear transformations

Dual spaces

Endomorphisms and diagonalization

Spectral theorems on euclidean spaces

Rotations

Spectral theorems on hermitian spaces

Quadratic forms

Affine linear geometry

Euclidean affine linear geometry

Conic sections

A Algebraic Structures

A.1 A few notions of Set Theory

A.2 Groups

A.3 Rings and Fields

A.4 Maps between algebraic structures

A5 Complex numbers

A.6 Integers modulo a prime number.

“There are over 230 exercises integrated into the text, most with several parts and explained in detail. These exercises also serve as examples. The book contains about 20 figures and several additional examples. This text will interest both beginning and advanced undergraduates studying physics. … Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates through faculty and professionals.” (D. P. Turner, Choice, Vol. 56 (04), December, 2018)