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Table Of Contents

1.1 Invariants
1.2 Some geometrical invariants
1.3 Elements of differential geometry
1.4 Gaussian coordinates and the invariant line element
1.5 Geometry and groups
1.6 Vectors
1.7 Quaternions
1.9 Linear algebra and n-vectors
1.10 The geometry of vectors
1.11 Linear Operators and Matrices
1.12 Rotation operators
1.13 Components of a vector under coordinate rotations
2.1 Velocity and acceleration
2.2 Differential equations of kinematics
2.3 Velocity in Cartesian and polar coordinates
2.4 Acceleration in Cartesian and polar coordinates
3.1 The Galilean transformation
3.2 Einstein’s space-time symmetry: the Lorentz transformation
3.3 The invariant interval: contravariant and covariant vectors
3.4 The group structure of Lorentz transformations
3.5 The rotation group
3.6 The relativity of simultaneity: time dilation and length contraction
3.7 The 4-velocity
4.1 The law of inertia
4.2 Newton’s laws of motion
momentum
4.4 Work and energy in Newtonian dynamics
4.5 Potential energy
4.6 Particle interactions
4.7 The motion of rigid bodies
4.8 Angular velocity and the instantaneous center of rotation
4.9 An application of the Newtonian method
6.1 4-momentum and the energy-momentum invariant
6.2 The relativistic Doppler shift
6.3 Relativistic collisions and the conservation of 4-momentum
6.4 Relativistic inelastic collisions
6.5 The Mandelstam variables
6.6 Positron-electron annihilation-in-flight
7.1 Properties of motion along curved paths in the plane
7.2 An overview of Newtonian gravitation
7.3 Gravitation: an example of a central force
7.4 Motion under a central force and the conservation of angular momentum
7.5 Kepler’s 2nd law explained
7.6 Central orbits
7.7 Bound and unbound orbits
7. 8 The concept of the gravitational field
8.1 The principle of equivalence
8.2 Time and length changes in a gravitational field
8.3 The Schwarzschild line element
8.7 The deflection of light grazing the sun
9.1 The Euler equation
9.2 The Lagrange equations
9.3 The Hamilton equations
11.1 The general motion of a damped, driven pendulum
11.2 The numerical solution of differential equations
12.1 The basic form of a wave
12.3 The Lorentz invariant phase of a wave and the relativistic Doppler shift
12.4 Plane harmonic waves
12.6 The superposition of harmonic waves
12.7 Standing waves
13.1 Definitions
13.2 Some trigonometric identities and their Fourier series
13.3 Determination of the Fourier coefficients of a function
13.4 The Fourier series of a periodic saw-tooth waveform
Solving ordinary differential equations
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Essential Physics

Essential Physics

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