Book 2007

Basic Theoretical Physics

A Concise Overview

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ISBN: 978-3-540-36804-5 (Print) 978-3-540-36805-2 (Online)

Table of contents (55 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

  2. Mechanics and Basic Relativity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-4

      Space and Time

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      Pages 5-9

      Force and Mass

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      Pages 11-15

      Basic Mechanics of Motion in One Dimension

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      Pages 17-21

      Mechanics of the Damped and Driven Harmonic Oscillator

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      Pages 23-29

      The Three Classical Conservation Laws; Two-particle Problems

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      Pages 31-40

      Motion in a Central Force Field; Kepler’s Problem

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      Pages 41-43

      The Rutherford Scattering Cross-section

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      Pages 45-53

      Lagrange Formalism I: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian

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      Pages 55-62

      Relativity I: The Principle of Maximal Proper Time (Eigenzeit)

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      Pages 63-69

      Coupled Small Oscillations

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      Pages 71-84

      Rigid Bodies

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      Pages 85-87

      Remarks on Non-integrable Systems: Chaos

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      Pages 89-93

      Lagrange Formalism II: Constraints

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      Pages 95-100

      Accelerated Reference Frames

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      Chapter

      Pages 101-105

      Relativity II: E=ms2

  3. Electrodynamics and Aspects of Optics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Chapter

      Pages 109-117

      Introduction and Mathematical Preliminaries to Part II

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      Pages 119-144

      Electrostatics and Magnetostatics

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      Pages 145-152

      Magnetic Field of Steady Electric Currents

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      Chapter

      Pages 153-162

      Maxwell’s Equations I: Faraday’s Law of Induction; the Continuity Equation; Maxwell’s Displacement Current

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      Pages 163-177

      Maxwell’s Equations II: Electromagnetic Waves

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