Mathematical Engineering

Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers

Authors: Nguyen-Schäfer, Hung, Schmidt, Jan-Philip

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  • Presents advanced mathematical topics in an approachable fashion 
  • Works step by step through numerous examples with solutions and concrete calculations 
  • A survey of tensor analysis and differential geometry, geared to physicists and engineers 
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This book presents tensors and differential geometry in a comprehensive and approachable manner, providing a bridge from the place where physics and engineering mathematics end, and the place where tensor analysis begins.  

Among the topics examined are tensor analysis, elementary differential geometry of moving surfaces, and k-differential forms. The book includes numerous examples with solutions and concrete calculations, which guide readers through these complex topics step by step. Mindful of the practical needs of engineers and physicists, book favors simplicity over a more rigorous, formal approach. The book shows readers how to work with tensors and differential geometry and how to apply them to modeling the physical and engineering world.

The authors provide chapter-length treatment of topics at the intersection of advanced mathematics, and physics and engineering: 

• General Basis and Bra-Ket Notation

• Tensor Analysis

• Elementary Differential Geometry

• Differential Forms

• Applications of Tensors and Differential Geometry

• Tensors and Bra-Ket Notation in Quantum Mechanics

The text reviews methods and applications in computational fluid dynamics; continuum mechanics; electrodynamics in special relativity; cosmology in the Minkowski four-dimensional space time; and relativistic and non-relativistic quantum mechanics.

Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers benefits research scientists and practicing engineers in a variety of fields, who use tensor analysis and differential geometry in the context of applied physics, and electrical and mechanical engineering. It will also interest graduate students in applied physics and engineering.


About the authors

Dr. Hung Nguyen-Schäfer is a senior technical manager in development of electric machines for hybrid and electric vehicles at EM-motive GmbH, a joint company of Daimler and Bosch in Germany. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. in mechanical engineering with nonlinear vibrations in fluid mechanics from the University of Karlsruhe (KIT), Germany in 1985; and a Ph.D. degree in nonlinear thermo- and fluid dynamics from the same university in 1989. He joined Bosch Company and worked as a technical manager on many development projects. Between 2007 and 2013, he was in charge of rotordynamics, bearings and design platforms of automotive turbochargers at Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems in Stuttgart.

He is also the author of two professional engineering books: Rotordynamics of Automotive Turbochargers, Springer (2012) and Aero and Vibroacoustics of Automotive Turbochargers, Springer (2013). 

Rotordynamics of Automotive Turbochargers, Springer (2012) and Aero and Vibroacoustics of Automotive Turbochargers, Springer (2013).

Dr. Jan-Philip Schmidt is a mathematician. He studied mathematics, physics, and economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He received a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Heidelberg in 2012. His doctoral thesis was funded by a research fellowship from the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the University of Heidelberg. His academic working experience comprises several research visits in France and Israel, as well as project works at the Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MPIMIS) in Leipzig, and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin. He also worked as a research associate in the AVACS program at Saarland University, Cluster of Excellence (MMCI).

Reviews

“The overall impression of the book is positive. Being addressed to physicists and engineers, it succeeds to impart a fairly sound knowledge of differential geometry and its instruments – the tensors – and show how this theory can be fruitfully applied.” (Eleutherius Symeonidis, zbMATH 1369.53002, 2017)

“This book is an excellent systematic realization of tensor analysis for engineers and physicists at all levels, from undergraduate students to experts.” (Hamid R. Noori, Computing Reviews, September, 2015)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tensor Analysis and Elementary Differential Geometry for Physicists and Engineers
Authors
Series Title
Mathematical Engineering
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-48497-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-48497-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-48495-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-56929-0
Series ISSN
2192-4732
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 376
Number of Illustrations
73 b/w illustrations
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