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This text provides a pedagogical tour through mechanics from Newton to Einstein with detailed explanations and a large number of worked examples. From the very beginning relativity is kept in mind, along with its relation to concepts of basic mechanics, such as inertia, escape velocity, Newton's potential, Kepler motion and curvature. The Lagrange and Hamilton formalisms are treated in detail, and extensive applications to central forces and rigid bodies are presented. After consideration of the motivation of relativity, the essential tensor calculus is developed, and thereafter Einstein's equation is solved for special cases with explicit presentation of calculational steps. The combined treatment of classical mechanics and relativity thus enables the reader to see the connection between Newton's gravitational potential, Kepler motion and Einstein's corrections, as well as diverse aspects of mechanics. The text addresses students and others pursuing a course in classical mechanics, as well as those interested in a detailed course on relativity.

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'This beautiful little book is certainly suitable for anyone who has had an introductory course in physics and even for some who have not.'--Joshua N. Goldberg, 'Physics Today' 'An imaginative and convincing new presentation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. . . . The treatment is masterful, continual emphasis being placed on careful discussion and motivation, with the aim of showing how physicists think and develop their ideas.'--'Choice'

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Geometric Mechanics here means mechanics on a pseudo-riemannian manifold and the main goal is the study of some mechanical models and concepts, with emphasis on the intrinsic and geometric aspects arising in classical problems. The first seven chapters are written in the spirit of Newtonian Mechanics while the last two ones as well as two of the four appendices describe the foundations and some aspects of Special and General Relativity. All the material has a coordinate free presentation but, for the sake of motivation, many examples and exercises are included in order to exhibit the desirable flavor of physical applications.

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This work concerns the development of high order accurate finite difference techniques for the discretization of hyperbolic systems that are first order in time and second order in space. Its motivation comes from numerical relativity where many current formulations of the Einstein equations have this form. It pays special attention to the case where some first order derivatives are approximated with non-centered finite difference operators. This case is important because in numerical simulations of black holes using the BSSN formulation, it has been observed that a one-point off-centering of the derivatives from the Lie terms is essential for the accuracy and the lifetime of the simulation. In the particular case of the shifted wave equation -a simple but very powerful tool in numerical relativity -it is shown here analytically that, although off-centered operators have larger truncation errors than the centered ones, there are indeed situations where off-centering is beneficial for accuracy. This system and yet another one- dimensional model (BSSN in spherical symmetry) are also investigated with respect to the numerical treatment of boundaries.

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Systems governed by non-linear differential equations are of fundamental importance in all branches of science, but our understanding of them is still extremely limited. In this book a particular system, describing the interaction of magnetic monopoles, is investigated in detail. The use of new geometrical methods produces a reasonably clear picture of the dynamics for slowly moving monopoles. This picture clarifies the important notion of solitons, which has attracted much attention in recent years. The soliton idea bridges the gap between the concepts of 'fields' and 'particles,' and is here explored in a fully three-dimensional context. While the background and motivation for the work comes from physics, the presentation is mathematical. This book is interdisciplinary and addresses concerns of theoretical physicists interested in elementary particles or general relativity and mathematicians working in analysis or geometry. The interaction between geometry and physics through non-linear partial differential equations is now at a very exciting stage, and the book is a contribution to this activity. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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The unification of the four fundamental forces is an active field of research. Up to now, no successful unified field theory has been formulated yet and the unified field force remains a hypothetical force. In spite of this situation, this goal continues to motivate research in theoretical physics. Scientists are clearly guided by a cosmological motivation. The unified field force would be the single force at the beginning of the universe and would evolve into the four fundamental forces as the temperature of the early universe decreased. A successful unified field theory must provide a realistic cosmological model. It should take into account the existence of quasars and other compact astronomical objects and be able to account for the mechanisms of such peculiar phenomena as the supernovae. An alternative unified field theory might exist and could start with new insights into the Lorentz transformations, the principle of special relativity, and the physical contents of these transformations. This book should be especially useful to professionals and students in elementary particle physics and astrophysics, or anyone else who is interested in the existence of the universe.

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Find solutions, new energy, motivation, and the next big idea-all through the creative power of your daydreams. Visionaries of every sort credit daydreams for creating conditions ripe for moments of insight to blossom. Einstein, at the age of sixteen, pictured himself in a daydream traveling alongside a light beam, a bit of fanciful imagery that he later credited as the seed of his theory of relativity. Mozart daydreamed about music as he walked and rode through the countryside-imagined sounds that became the basis of famed compositions. Walt Disney came up with the idea for a theme park while idly watching his daughters ride by on a merry-go-round. And that's just the beginning. The author of Daydreams at Work, Amy Fries, has interviewed dozens of people to discover how daydreams have led them to start life-changing nonprofits, create innovative products and million-dollar businesses, and visualize their way to the summit of Mount Everest, to name just a few. Though many of us have sensed the connection between daydreaming and creativity, recent scientific studies are combining with an abundance of anecdotal evidence to establish that when daydreaming, we are literally in our most creative state of mind, tapping into and connecting the most complex regions of the brain. The beauty of daydreaming is that it's a process available to every one of us. Yet many of us know relatively little about it. In our production-oriented, to-do-list world, we practically worship the focused, directed mind. We laud the pursuit of the quiet mind after wearing it out with the stress of incessant activity and striving. Yet we disparage our third state of mind, our most creative, imaginative, problem-solving, energizing, and entertaining mental state-the daydreaming mind. Daydreams are not a guilty pleasure or mere wishful thinking; they are your source for ideas, energy, and motivation. Daydreams at Work: ¿ Reveals the valuable & productive role daydreams play in your life and work-they help you juggle multiple goals, and plan and envision future actions. ¿ Examines how the Einsteins and Edisons of the past found inspiration in their daydreams and why the most innovative companies in the world-Google, Gore & Associates (Gore-Tex), and 3M give their employees the time and space to daydream. ¿ Gives you ideas for tapping into your own daydreams through stories from and interviews with entrepreneurs, inventors, psychologists, artists, writers, scientists, and athletes, including legendary mountain climber Ed Viesturs. ¿ Includes questionnaires and discussion guides to help you determine your own daydreaming style, and thought-provoking exercises that will have you using your daydreams in new and creative ways. We all daydream-isn't it time you found out more about your most creative state of mind and how to work it to your advantage?

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The scattering of high-energy electrons from nuclear and nucleon targets provides a microscope for examining the structure of these tiny objects. The best evidence we have on what nuclei and nucleons actually look like comes from electron scattering. This 2001 book examines the motivation for electron scattering and develops the theoretical analysis of the process. It discusses our current theoretical understanding of the underlying structure of nuclei and nucleons at appropriate levels of resolution and sophistication, and summarizes present experimental electron scattering capabilities. Only a working knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed, making this a suitable textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses. It will also provide a valuable summary and reference for researchers already working in electron scattering and other areas of nuclear/particle physics.

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